GPUs

GPU resources on EGI Cloud

GPU resources on EGI Cloud

GPUs resources are available on selected providers of the EGI Cloud. These are available as specific flavours that when used to instantiate a Virtual Machine will make the hardware available to the user.

The table below summarises the available options:

SiteVM configuration optionsFlavorsSupported VOs with GPUsAccess conditions
IISAS-FedCloudup to 2 NVIDIA Tesla K20mg1.c08r31-K20m, g1.c16r62-2xK20macc-comp.egi.eu, eosc-synergy.eu, enmr.eu, training.egi.euSponsored access for limited testing, conditions to be negotiated for long-term usage
IFCA-LCG2up to 2 NVIDIA T4, up to 2 NVIDIA V100Pay-per-use
CESNET-MCCup to 2 NVIDIA T4hpc.8core-64ram-nvidia-1080-glados, hpc.19core-176ram-nvidia-1080-glados, hpc.38core-372ram-nvidia-1080-glados, hpc.19core-176ram-nvidia-2080-glados, hpc.38core-372ram-nvidia-2080-gladosvo.clarin.eu, biomed, eosc-synergy.eu, peachnote.comSponsored, conditions to be negotiated

Access to GPU resources on EGI Cloud

GPUs sites can be accessed in different ways: via site-specific dashboards and endpoints or via common federated-cloud services like the OpenStack Horizon dashboards, VMOps dashboard, or Infrastructure manager.

It is also possible to use the fedcloudclient for CLI access. Below is an example on how to use the fedcloud command to show the GPU properties of the available GPU flavors on all sites for the specific VO in the command:

fedcloud openstack flavor list --long --site ALL_SITES --vo vo.access.egi.eu --json-output | \
    jq -r 'map(select(."Error code" ==  0)) |
           map(.Result = (.Result| map(select(.Properties."Accelerator:Type" == "GPU")))) |
           map(select(.Result | length >  0))'

Site-specific dashboards and endpoints are described in the following table:

SiteOpenstack Horizon dashboardKeystone endpoint
IISAS-FedCloudhttps://cloud.ui.savba.skhttps://cloud.ui.savba.sk:5000/v3/
IFCA-LCG2https://portal.cloud.ifca.eshttps://api.cloud.ifca.es:5000/
CESNET-MCChttps://dashboard.cloud.muni.czhttps://identity.cloud.muni.cz/

A VM image with pre-installed NVIDIA driver and Docker is available at AppDB. Some VOs (acc-comp.egi.eu, eosc-synergy.eu) have the image included in the VO image list.

For a more detailed presentation on how to access GPUs in the EGI Federation please have a look at the EGI Webinar on 27th November 2020. There is also a video recording available on Youtube.