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Focus on Europe

NEC to deploy direct-liquid cooled, AMD EPYC processor powered supercomputer for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) ...

Middleware

MathWorks enhances academic research with new unlimited scaling and collaboration opportunities in MATLAB ...

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Xilinx hits milestone with first customer shipments of Versal ACAP ...

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Hardware

Penguin Computing offers early availability programme for Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 series processor-based server for AI and HPC ...

Asperitas and partners present sustainable HPC data centre services at ISC 2019 ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council launches world-wide Student Cluster Competition Leadership List ...

Applications

NEC received a 50 million euro order from the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) for a highly innovative European weather forecasting system using NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA ...

Tohoku University boosts analytical capacity for biobank medical research ...

Cray supercomputer to accelerate environmental genomics research at Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering ...

Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology advances weather forecasting with new Cray supercomputer and storage ...

TOP500

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The Cloud

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NEC to deploy direct-liquid cooled, AMD EPYC processor powered supercomputer for the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

18 Jun 2019 Düsseldorf, Tokyo - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) - the German Aerospace Center - has awarded NEC with the delivery and installation of a new High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster solution, which constitutes one of the largest recent HPC tenders in Europe.

NEC will deliver and deploy a direct-liquid cooled HPC solution comprising 2300 Gigabyte compute nodes based on the AMD EPYC 7601 processor, totaling up to 147.200 cores within a budget of more than 20 million euro. The new DLR cluster will be hosted and administrated by the Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) at the new Datacenter of the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), according to the strategic scientific co-operation between NEC and DLR.

The very challenging frame conditions for power and energy efficiency of DLR and ZIH requires most of the total solution to be direct-liquid cooled (DLC), at a warm water inlet temperature of 35°C. NEC employs a unique cooling solution with CPUs cooled directly and all other components employing secondary water cooling in closed racks. Thermal insulation of the racks minimizes inefficient air cooling in the computer room. The complete management of the solution includes such functions as a software environment for controlling the power consumption at runtime. NEC partnered with CoolIT Systems and Gigabyte to design Passive Coldplate Loops for servers equipped with AMD EPYC CPUs. The entire system was developed to work with high coolant temperatures to provide additional opportunities for heat re-use. Some non-DLC components are cooled by a thermally insulated liquid side-cooler solution supplied by Schäfer IT.

The complete solution will include 116 large-memory nodes with a total of 58 Terabyte of main memory, 20 visualization nodes with two NVIDIA P5000 GPUs for remote visualization with NICE DCV, and a Lustre-based parallel HPC storage from Data Direct Networks, with a total capacity of 17 Petabyte and an aggregated bandwidth of 180 Gigabyte/s for the fastest partition. The high-speed interconnect is configured as a Mellanox HDR fabric in a Dragonfly+ set-up.

"NEC has completely convinced us with their expertise and by the design of the total solution, which excellently fits to our very specific and highly challenging demands, especially for the energy efficiency and total power consumption management that are defined by the hosting environment. There are few HPC solution providers in the world capable of delivering a solution like this, and NEC is surely one of them", stated Professor Dr. Norbert Kroll, acting director of the DLR Institute of Software Methods for Product Virtualization in Dresden.

"We are very proud that DLR has chosen NEC as the HPC supplier for this very big project. DLR is one of the most renowned aerospace institutes in the world, with an impeccable reputation in high-end research and development, and we feel honoured to be entrusted with the realization of this highly innovative and demanding HPC solution", stated Yuichi Kojima, Vice President, HPC EMEA, NEC Deutschland.
Source: NEC

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Primeur live 2019-06-19

Focus on Europe

NEC to deploy direct-liquid cooled, AMD EPYC processor powered supercomputer for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) ...

Middleware

MathWorks enhances academic research with new unlimited scaling and collaboration opportunities in MATLAB ...

Mellanox liquid cooled HDR 200G multi-host InfiniBand adapters accelerate Lenovo's most advanced liquid cooled server platform ...

Xilinx hits milestone with first customer shipments of Versal ACAP ...

Altair signs reseller agreement with NEC for PBS Professional ...

Altair brings powerful design and engineering software to broader community with the release of Altair HyperWorks 2019 ...

Hardware

Penguin Computing offers early availability programme for Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 series processor-based server for AI and HPC ...

Asperitas and partners present sustainable HPC data centre services at ISC 2019 ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council launches world-wide Student Cluster Competition Leadership List ...

Applications

NEC received a 50 million euro order from the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) for a highly innovative European weather forecasting system using NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA ...

Tohoku University boosts analytical capacity for biobank medical research ...

Cray supercomputer to accelerate environmental genomics research at Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering ...

Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology advances weather forecasting with new Cray supercomputer and storage ...

TOP500

IBM-powered supercomputers lead semi-annual rankings ...

Frontera named 5th fastest supercomputer in the world ...

The Cloud

NetApp revolutionizes data fabric to dominate hybrid Multicloud ...

IBM POWER9 on IBM Cloud to help accelerate adoption of hybrid Cloud ...

Company news

Bright Cluster Manager now a qualified software stack for Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Modelling ...

DDN unveils EXA5 for HPC, Big Data and AI acceleration & Multicloud data management at ISC19 ...

IBM develops world's most powerful commercial supercomputer for Total ...