As from the mandate of Italian Ministry of Education University and Research, CINECA represents Italy in PRACE (the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe), becoming Tier-0 site as from the PRACE roadmap.
FERMI enables computational science of scale, allowing Italian and European teams of researchers to perform computationally intensive, large-scale research projects attacking fundamental problems in science and engineering that require massive calculations. The system is available on the basis of national and European calls for proposals.
Architecture: 10 BGQ Frame
Processor Type: IBM PowerA2, 1.6 GHz
Computing Cores: 163840
Computing Nodes: 10240
RAM: 1GByte / core
Internal Network: Network interface with 11 links ->5D Torus
Disk Space: 2PByte of scratch space
Peak Performance: 2PFlop/s