Babeș-Bolyai University’s High Performance Computing Center

published in Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, Seria Informatica, Vol. LXI, No. 2, pp. 54-69, 2016.

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Babeș-Bolyai University’s High Performance Computing Center


Darius Bufnea*, Virginia Niculescu*, Gheorghe Silaghi**, Adrian Sterca*

* Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science,
Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca
** Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca


This paper presents the High Performance Computing Center of the Babeș-Bolyai University from its architectural point of view but also it takes a deep look at the HPC Center’s usability from a researcher’s perspective. Its hybrid architecture – Cloud and HPC – represents a novelty of this kind of data centers, and it was the result of the emphasized necessities based on the university research development. Besides containing an extensive presentation of the High Performance Computing Center, the aim of this paper is to be a useful support for researchers that need to interact and use the HPC facilities and its resources.

Key words

high performance computing, cloud computing, computing infrastructure, computationally intensive applications

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