Initial Experiences from TUPAC Supercomputer

  • David Vinazza
  • Alejandro Otero
  • Alejandro Soba
  • Esteban MocskosEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 796)


High Performance Computing centers boost the development of a wide range of disciplines in Science and Engineering. The installation of public shared facilities in a country is an effort that should be carefully used and must be as open as possible to strengthen the impact of these resources.

We describe the current status and characteristics of TUPAC supercomputer, which is hosted by a CONICET research institute. Unlike other experiences in Argentina, TUPAC is focused on supporting external scientific and technological communities. In spite of having a reduced operations staff, this machine provides computational resources and supports more than 200 external research projects.

In this work we describe the supercomputer setup, tools and policies implemented to reach the level of efficiency needed to support this amount of projects. We also characterize jobs, users and projects with special emphasis on industrial applications and large computational research initiatives hosted in TUPAC.


High performance computing facilities Operations Monitoring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Vinazza
    • 1
  • Alejandro Otero
    • 1
    • 3
  • Alejandro Soba
    • 1
    • 4
  • Esteban Mocskos
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Centro de Simulación Computacional p/Aplic. TecnológicasCSC-CONICETBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Departamento de Computación, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y NaturalesUniversidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Facultad de IngenieríaUniversidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  4. 4.Centro Atómico ConstituyentesComisión Nacional de Energía AtómicaSan MartínArgentina

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