The COSMA system


The COSMA system

COSMA, the COSmology MAchine

The computing needs of members of the ICC and their collaborators are catered for by COSMA5 (2012), with approximately 300 nodes each with 16 cores and 128GB RAM.

DiRAC users can have access to COSMA6 (2017) and COSMA7 (2018).

A history of COSMA:

COSMA1 arrived in 2001.  COSMA4 came into full operation in February 2011. In December 2012 the DiRAC-2 Data Centric system COSMA5 started to operate. COSMA5, the DiRAC data centric system, serves the DiRAC community of astrophysics, cosmology, particle physics and nuclear physics as part of the DiRAC integrated supercomputing facility. In June 2016 we obtained COSMA6, this went into service April 2017. As part if the DiRAC 2.5x bid, the Memeory intensive system (COSMA7) was procured. This system entered service on the 1st May 2018.

The system is managed by a small team currently of people led by Dr Alastair Basden.

When using COSMA for your research, we would ask that you add an acknowledgment of this contrubution in your publications.