Project Description

Teide HPC

This infrastructure constitutes a key piece of the ALiX project, allowing the introduction of infrastructures orientated towards the creation of an industrial network linked to the Information and the Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Tenerife.

TEIDE-HPC (High Performance Computing) supercomputer, the second most powerful in Spain, offer researchers, companies of the Technological and Scientific Park of Tenerife and the University of La Laguna a high-process capacity to improve and extend both the national and international scope of their researches. The Teide-HPC is in the 138th position within the top 500 of the most powerful computers in the world.

For the implementation of this infrastructure, ITER received a total of 8.5 million euros as part of the INNPLANTA programme of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, financed by FEDER funds for the acquisition of scientific and technological infrastructure for R&D.

Teide supercomputer is a general purpose High Performance Computing infrastructure with the following characteristics:


The supercomputer has three types of computing core platforms:

  • Sandy bridge platforms is formed by 1028 nodes with two Intel Xeon E5-2670 processors 32 GB /64 GB RAM.
  • Ivy bridge platforms formed by 72 nodes with two Intel Xeon E5-2670v2 processors 32GB RAM.
  • Fat nodes, 3 nodes with four Intel Xeon E5-4620 processors 256 GB RAM


The storage solution is based on NetApp technology with a net capacity of 500TB, configured in cluster mode having all the redundant elements to deal with potential hardware failure, with global spare disks according to best practices.

There will also be a Lustre parallel file system solution for applications requiring a high number of I/O operations.


Teide-HPC networking solution relays on a four networks topology, each one with a specific purpuose. Three networks are based on ethernet technology and are used for Out-Of-Band management, on band management and storage access. The fourth network is an Infiniband technology one, used to inter-node communication in parallel processing.

As security measures, Teide HPC has IPSec tunnels, VPN connections and the possibility of establishing private VLANSs for the clients.


Teide Supercomputer is connected to internet through the Spanish academic and research network, Rediris, with a 10 Gb link and also through the ALiX project.

There are also two transfer nodes which permit high speed data transfers accessing to the data network backbone.