ParaStation MODULO

ParaStation Modulo is a supercomputing software suite that enables the Modular Supercomputing Architecture (MSA) and is extensively used in production environments.

A central pillar of the suite is ParaStation MPI and its versatile processes management subsystem, both perfectly tailored to meet the demands of MSA computing towards exascale.

This pillar, in turn, is embedded into a complete framework for providing modular supercomputing: Besides a robust and efficient cluster middleware, the ParaStation software suite also comprises sophisticated management components like the ParaStation ClusterTools (for provisioning and administration), the ParaStation HealthChecker (for automated error detection and integrity checking) and the ParaStation TicketSuite (for analyzing and keeping track of issues).

ParaStation MPI

ParaStation MPI is the MSA-enabled MPI (Message Passing Interface) library and runtime of ParaStation Modulo.

It contains a high-performance communication library especially designed for HPC supporting different communication transports concurrently, and offers a complete process management system integrated with the batch queuing system and job scheduler.


The ParaStation ClusterTools as part of the ParaStation Modulo offer a set of tools to ease different tasks of setting up and maintaining an HPC system.

It supports common Linux distributions and system configurations, and is generally hardware agnostic, providing a uniform interface to system administrators.


The ParaStation HealthChecker as part of ParaStation Modulo is an elaborated test suite for ensuring the usability of all components (HW and SW) of an HPC system.

It includes a framework for configuring and executing a set of predefined tests, where each test analyzes a particular function within the system to ensure the most efficient and undisturbed operation of the system.


The ParaStation TicketSuite is an essential tool for maintaining large HPC installations.

It helps keeping track of all issues that may arise with the hardware and software setup of such a system, thereby integrating well with the other components of the ParaStation Modulo Software Suite, like the ParaStation HealthChecker.

HPC – Quantum Computing Integration

ParTec and market leader in quantum control Quantum Machines teamed up to develop the new comprehensive software package QBridge that enables tight integration of quantum computers into HPC systems and finely interleaved multi-user access to one or multiple quantum computers.

For maximum performance, the integration works on the level of pulse-level tasks. Tasks from different jobs and users can be prioritised and scheduled according to policies managed by the HPC resource scheduler Slurm, effectively creating a virtual quantum computing environment.

Whether you are a small research group or a large scale HPC centre, this will boost your productivity and maximise the scientific throughput on your quantum computer. The solution, available with Quantum Machines’s quantum control product, provides an off-the-shelf security concept that only allows quantum computer access to authorised users within their scheduled time window and policy constraints.

On-Site System Services

ParTec provides on-site systems’ services, including deployment and administration, (proactive) monitoring, and general 1st and 2nd level support for all kinds of HPC systems.

This is based on more than 20 years of experience in the HPC domain.

Co-Design and Co-Development

ParTec always follows the approach of co-design and co-development in the further development of the modular architecture and the corresponding software components: This means close collaboration with customers and partners, to perfectly meet their needs and requirements.