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At Fundación Pública Galega Centro Tecnolóxico de Supercomputación de Galicia (CESGA)

The Supercomputing Centre of Galicia, promoted by the Xunta de Galicia (Galicia's Government) and by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), started its activity in 1993. Today, it is constituted as a Public Foundation at the servise of several research, development, and innovation communities. In 2008, CESGA was recognised as a Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS) by the Spanish government. In 2014, CESGA joined the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) contributing to the network part of one the most significant infrastructures it manages, FinisTerrae 2.

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Machine information

HPC Resources

Machine name FinisTerrae2
% of the machine provided to RES 20
Peak performance 328 TFlops
Main memory 44.8 TB
Number of nodes 317
Type of CPU Intel Xeon E5-2680v3, Intel Xeon E7-8867v3
Number of cores per node

24, 1 node with 128

GFlops per core 40
Other characteristics 8 Nvidia Tesla K80, 4 Xeon Phi 71d20p
Disk storage 1.2 PB
Interconnection networks Infiniband FDR
Operating system Redhat Enterprise Linux


Data projects Resources

Core Features: Archival projects and Data storage, regardless of discipline

Available storage space (TB)

 670 TB

Standard protocol for external access


Standard data transfer protocol


High speed network connection RedIRIS/autonomous networks

 40 Gbps

Backup protocol


Security system

 Yes (firewalls, access lists, VPN for users)

Monitorization system


Personnel assigned to support users who access the center through the network

 1 FTE

Optional characteristics: data storage and exploration projects (basic exploitation), generic and/or specific by subject area

Federated access protocol (EduGAIN, SIR, …)


Optimized transfer system for large volumes of data


Treatment of personal data and ethics committee 


Data management policy



Additional features: More specific exploitation projects, with advanced tools, and/or depending on the subject area

Data services for scientific projects (maintained by the node)

 Yes (Spark, Hadoop, Jupyter)

Support and consulting service for other nodes of the data network


Support team / Contact

CESGA has a strong technical support team at the service of the user community. To request technical assistance, users can contact sistemas@cesga.es or aplicaciones@cesga.es