The modular supercomputer JURECA is operated by the Jülich Supercomputing Centre and consists currently of the JURECA-DC Module.


The JURECA-DC Module

The JURECA-DC (data-centric) Module consists of compute nodes without GPUs (CPU nodes) and with GPUs (GPU nodes).  

Node type

Node characteristics

Available resources per call

CPU nodes
  • Two AMD EPYC Rome 7742 CPUs
  • 2 x 64 cores, 2.25 GHz per node
  • at least 512 GB main memory per node (~4 GB per core)

170 million core-h or about 22000 EFLOP

GPU nodes
  • Two AMD EPYC Rome 7742 CPUs
  • 2 x 64 cores, 2.25 GHz
  • 512 GB main memory per node (~4 GB per core)
  • Four NVIDIA A100 GPUs
  • 4 x 40 GB HBM2e memory
  • 192 nodes are available
60 million core-h or about 139500 EFLOP**)

**) Resources on GPU nodes are accounted in core-h of the host CPU, i.e. 128 core-h on JURECA-DC GPU nodes means using 1 node with four A100 GPUs for 1 hour.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The JURECA‐DC Module is available mainly for scientists from the FZJ campus. However, researchers of the RWTH Aachen university can also apply for resources on JURECA‐DC CPUs and GPUs within JARA, if they benefit from the Modular Supercomputing Architecture (MSA) of the system. Requirements for this are:

  • A need for both resources is required, i.e., JURECA‐DC CPUs together with JURECA‐DC GPUs.
  • Either heterogeneous applications have to be used, where, for example, different parts of a simulation code use different physical models and run therefore on different resources. Or heterogeneous work‐flows are deployed, for example, to model phenomena on different length scales or to perform chains of simulation and data analysis parts, where the different parts run on different resources.
  • The modularity of applications and/or work‐flows must be clearly described in the application form.

JSC offers data projects in addition to computing time projects. For a fact sheet on data projects and the application form for data projects please see here. For further information on this please contact the user support (sc@fz-juelich.de) at JSC.