MatriCS is a shared platform for all the laboratories of the University Picardie Jules Verne. It was financed up to 1.800.000 € by the FEDER and the regional council of Hauts de France then consolidated, supported by €900,000 by Amiens Métropole in 2022. MatriCS platform gathers 4432 cores, 25 GPUs and 34,2 TB of RAM. The computing power is estimated at about 400 TFlops.
The MatriCS platform pools scientific equipment for digitization, high-performance computing, storage, visualization and interaction. The goal is to serve the research and the socio-economic world a single place of ressources in digital science. It offers the 2D (documents, …) and 3D digitals (monuments, lands, …) and train students and staff of the University and manufacturers to use the equipment and softwares of the platform. The MatriCS platform fall within multidisciplinary context and it serves all laboratories such as MIS, EPROAD and LTI (Informatic), LAMFA (Mathematic), LRCS (Battery), LG2A (Chemistry), GEC and EDYSAN (Biology) or LNFP (Medicine) and LPMC
The MatriCS platform offers a humanoid robot Pepper, 3D scanner laser, a 3D-light-field camera and a visualization server with 2 GPUs and softwares such as Faro Scene, ANSYS softwares, Optistruct or Abaqus … The main equipment of the platform is a computer cluster. In order to answer a lot of needs, the cluster has several kinds of nodes : “Normal” nodes, nodes with a lot of memories for researches asking a lot of memories in calculations, nodes with 2 GPUs for HPC software such as Gromacs or Lammps, nodes with 4 GPUs for Artificial Intelligence -in particular for deep learning, nodes for visualizing and interacting with results. The calculator has a lot of computational nodes and one visualization node.