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About the PDC Blog

Welcome to the PDC Blog!

The PDC Center for High Performance Computing at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides high performance computing (HPC) services for Swedish and European academic researchers, respectively via the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) and PRACE. Collaboration with industry – both to facilitate technology transfer between academia and industry and to foster the uptake of HPC in industrial settings – is also an important aspect of PDC’s activities.

PDC is located centrally in Stockholm under the auspices of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at KTH. Our main HPC system is Beskow, a Cray XC40, with a peak performance of nearly 2.5 petaflops. In addition to making excellent hardware resources available for research, we also provide education, training and support for researchers using PDC’s resources. We have experts from different research fields who can assist you with using and/or scaling scientific computing software.

This blog focuses on tips for making better use of HPC systems, optimizing workflows, and writing efficient codes, along with other topics related to using PDC’s resources. We have published two blog posts (on SLURM and Docker) and will continue with further articles about container environment management, best practices for using common software/tools, benchmarking of scientific codes, and parallel performance tuning, amongst other things. The blog provides PDC’s users with a repository of useful tips and information as a complement to our regular support information. Please subscribe to our blog to take advantage of the tips!