HPC clusters

The HPC hardware hosted by DCC constitutes general compute and storage resources available to all staff and students at DTU as well as resources dedicated to specific purposes with limited access for prioritized groups of users only. Members of these groups are appointed by the “resource/cluster owner”. Some of the dedicated compute resources are made available to other users (by pooling resources), if not utilized by the prioritized users.

The HPC clusters are managed by two different Resource Manager/Scheduler, MOAB/Torque and LSF. The part of the cluster under the control of the MOAB/Torque scheduler will be soon migrated to the LSF one, therefore the instructions for the MOAB/Torque clusters are to be considered “deprecated”, and will be removed after the migration (expected: end of 2019).

To get more details about the clusters currently available and their hardware specification are available at the following links, one for the LSF managed cluster, and the other for the olded MOAB/Torque one:

Those resources are exclusively reserved for batch jobs. See the user guides for more information.

Besides from the HPC compute nodes, “application servers” are provided in the G databar. For more information regarding the Application servers, please consult the following link:

And we also manage a number of Accelerators, which is available at the following link:


For the above mentioned nodes, we provide the following HPC Storage resources:

  • Parallel Cluster File System (BeeGFS) also called “work1” / 98 TB and “work3” / 142 TB — read more about the Scratch storage here
  • Linux Home – 220 TB – read more about the Linux Home storage here

The current DCC HPC architecture is illustrated in the figure below.


Overview of the DCC HPC setup