The NEXTGenIO system is a prototype HPC platform with DCPMM non-volatile memory.

NextGenIo cabinet front


# Nodes
34 compute nodes

2x Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M “Cascade Lake”, 2.4 GHz, 48 cores per node (2 x 24)

Total CPU cores

Other key technology or accelerator details
The NEXTGenIO system offers 3TB per node of Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory. DCPMM is a byte-addressable persistent non-volatile memory technology which offers unprecedented capacity at near-DRAM speeds.

System Memory details
192GB of DDR4 RAM per node, 6.5TB total
3,072GB of Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory per node, 104TB total

Storage technologies and specs
The NEXTGenIO system has a 217TB lustre file system

Interconnect technologies and specs
Dual-rail Intel Omnipath at 100 Gbit/s

Layout/Physical system scale
The system is housed in 2 racks

Cooling tech and specs
The system is composed of 34 air-cooled Fujitsu servers, along with support servers, login nodes and file system, housed in two air-cooled racks.

Scheduler details

System OS Details
CentOS 7

Science and applications

The NEXTGenIO system is focused on I/O and memory intensive applications. For example:


If you are interested in using the NEXTGenIO prototype for your research, please get in touch to discuss your requirements:

Commercial users can get access on a cycle sales basis, please contact Thomas Blyth, EPCC Commercial Manager:


The NEXTGenIO system is managed by Michèle Weiland and Adrian Jackson. The NEXTGenIO system is supported by the NEXTGenIO team and the HPC Systems Team.