This document means to provide detailed descriptions of all systems made available in-kind by partners in their supercomputing centers to the EUPEX project. Overall, 6 partners provide system resources in-kind. The availability of the in-kind pilot systems as first phase is key to definethe requirements for the Exascale pilot architecture and characteristics. Relying on representative application profile analysis and co-design studies performed on the in-kind systems, WP3 will provide valuable inputs to both WP4 and WP5 in order to specify the Pilot hardware and software components.
Applications porting, optimization and scaling tests will be done on these systems made available in-kind, based on state-of-the-art ARM technologies, innovative interconnect, optionally connected to accelerated modules. Some systems, although not based upon ARM, offer interesting features, which are exposed.
In chapter 2, “In-kind resources as first stage towards the pilots forEUPEX partners”, the key role of in-kind systems in the timeline project is reminded, as “beta” pilot systems design (see figure 1), needs application and software stack requirements input. Phases of In-kind systems presentation and their role in the project are described.
The descriptions given in chapter 3 “In-Kind systems for EUPEX project” cover hardware and software aspects, architecture, software ecosystem, integration and data organisation, services, types and amount of resources available for the EUPEX project, explanation on process to get access (including security and authentication constraints), and resources grant process.
On top of this, two partners also provide OpenStack partitions and Gitlab services as in-kind contribution. These systems will provide annex support for EUPEX activities (cf. Section 4).
Users of EUPEX in-kind systems, mainly from WP3 and WP5, will find in this document a handbook to identify the outcomes targeted for their assessment activities for co-design, and all the information to obtain resources and access.