The services that we offer in the Data Center of the IPICYT's National Supercomputing Laboratory are supported by a suite of processing, storage and network equipment that, through high-availability convergent protocols and architectures, conform Unified Computing. We currently have the following (non-limiting) capabilities in technological infrastructure:

  • Processing: 412 Physical Cores.
  • Memory: 8.91 TB
  • Storage: Growth to 2.8 PB, SAN and NAS Protocol Support

Due to the criticality of the data and services, the scheme used for the protection of information is "Defense in Depth", with which different protection strategies are carried out in the various technological layers. As a first step, there is a cloud proxy with anti-DDos and WAF capability, which can contain a denial of service attack of up to 10 Gbps without affecting operations.


At the WAN/LAN layer, threat detection is performed based on signatures, behavior, and zero-day. At the server level, operating systems are hardenized and located in security zones with specific permissions, and the operation is managed based on International Standards of quality and security.

The publication of Internet services is through 2 ISPs with a bandwidth of 1 Gps, (Primary) and 500 Mbps (Secondary), CNS-IPICYT has an autonomous system to propagate its public address through any provider.


The supply of the technology is supported by 2 electric trains, which give us autonomy for up to 7 days in case of a power outage; in addition the Data Center is a container designed to meet the specifications of electrical redundancy TIER III Uptime Institute, which achieves an SLA of 99.982% availability.

The CNS-IPICYT has an Atos Bull cluster-type supercomputer with a theoretical computing capacity of 257.24 Teraflop/s (double precision), and is composed of 86 computing nodes of which 82 nodes are Intel technology (Skylake Xeon Gold) and 4 graphics nodes (4 nVidia P100 cards per node). We have a storage platform which uses the Lustre file system with a usable capacity of 1.7PB. The processing and storage infrastructure is interconnected with a 100Gbps InfiniBand EDR network, the cluster's RAM memory is 19.25 TB, it is supported under the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.4 operating system.