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Primeur live 2017-11-16

Exascale

Nyriad to demonstrate new supercomputer operating system for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) precursor MWA telescope at SC17 ...

Nyriad names HPC Systems as Japanese distributor for GPU storage solution NSULATE at SC17 ...

Quantum computing

Engineering of a Swedish quantum computer set to start ...

Focus on Europe

Who will follow JUQUEEN to the throne? Atos and ParTec selected as industrial partners for the successor of the Jülich supercomputer ...

Middleware

WekaIO and the San Diego Supercomputer Center partner on high performance I/O ...

Altair and Quanta Cloud Technology collaborate to bring customer value to the HPC Market ...

Human Genetics Centre at University of Oxford deploys Univa solutions ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems selected for largest data centre deployment in company history with non-disclosed U.S. customer ...

RSC showcases a new generation of RSC Tornado and announces plans to join the Intel Select Solutions for HPC programme ...

Mellanox propels NetApp to new heights with 100Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity ...

Mellanox InfiniBand solutions to accelerate the world's next fastest supercomputers ...

DDN provides University of Tennessee's SimCenter with Big Data storage to support machine learning and data analytics ...

NEC launches LoRaWAN compliant network server ...

Huawei showcases new-generation FusionServer V5 high-performance servers at SC17 ...

Asetek receives order from Fujitsu to cool Japan's fastest AI supercomputer system ...

BOXX introduces AMD EPYC Deep Learning server and other solutions at SC17 ...

Microsemi announces Adaptec smart storage adapter support for Cavium ThunderX2 ARM-based CPUs ...

GIGABYTE announces production availability of Cavium's ThunderX2-based server portfolio ...

Ingrasys announces production systems based on Cavium's ThunderX2 processor ...

TYAN and Nyriad announce first GPU-accelerated storage server solution for ultra-dense storage ...

Netlist, Nyriad and TYAN to accelerate the adoption of NVDIMMs and GPUs for storage ...

Applications

Researchers create largest, longest multiphysics earthquake simulation to date ...

TOP500

D.A.V.I.D.E. supercomputer, developed by E4 Computer Engineering and installed at CINECA, ranked on November TOP500 and Green500 lists ...

InfiniBand accelerates 77 percent of new high-performance computing systems on TOP500 supercomputer list ...

NEC supplies TOP500 supercomputer to Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany ...

Inspur takes the Top 3 vendor share of TOP500 supercomputers ...

The Cloud

Cirrascale Cloud Services offers AMD EPYC-powered Cloud servers for GPU accelerated applications ...

Company news

Sequoia backs Graphcore as the future of Artificial Intelligence processors ...

D.A.V.I.D.E. supercomputer, developed by E4 Computer Engineering and installed at CINECA, ranked on November TOP500 and Green500 lists

14 Nov 2017 Denver - At the Supercomputing Conference 2017, E4 Computer Engineering announced that D.A.V.I.D.E. - Development of an Added Value Infrastructure Designed in Europe - entered for the second time the prestigious TOP500 and Green500 lists, ranking respectively position #440 and #18. D.A.V.I.D.E., a multi-node cluster based on IBM POWER8 servers and NVIDIA Tesla P100 data centre GPUs, features two relevant innovations that enhance whole system capabilities in terms of performance and energy-efficiency. D.A.V.I.D.E. entered the TOP500 and Green500 list in June 2017 in its air-cooled version, while the current version features liquid cooling and an innovative technology for monitoring and capping the power consumption.

D.A.V.I.D.E represents the first deployment of a novel architecture developed within the European PRACE Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project. PRACE pooled together a group of European Procurers - CINECA, GENCI, JUELICH, CSC and EPCC - who tasked the PCP project to develop a Whole-System Design for Energy Efficient HPC. D.A.V.I.D.E., jointly owned by the Procurers, is currently installed at CINECA undergoing acceptance tests and is available to the entire scientific community.

D.A.V.I.D.E. is composed of 45 nodes connected via Infiniband and is based on OpenPOWER servers. Each node is a 2U Open Rack form factor chassis and hosts two IBM POWER8 processors with NVIDIA NVLink and four NVIDIA Tesla P100 data center GPUs. Each node, named OP 206EC, where "EC" stands for "Enhanced Capabilities", presents two major innovations: liquid cooling, co-designed with Asetek, and an innovative technology for monitoring and capping the power consumption, co-developed with University of Bologna.

Liquid cooling is key to increase both the repeatability of the performance and the overall energy-efficiency of the system; moreover, it ensures a safe operating temperature in the silicon die, extending the lifespan of the components by lowering the thermal stresses due to higher temperature.

The second key innovation is the co-development of a new technology for measuring, monitoring and capping the power consumption of the whole system and of the single node, through the collection of data from all relevant components - processors, memory, GPU, fans - and taking actions to improve the energy efficiency without impact the overall performance and throughput.

"It has been a pleasure to work with E4 and its R&D team and we are proud to have contributed to the co-design of this innovative cluster", stated John Hamill, Asetek Chief Operating Officer. "We are also pleased to be part of this European project, where it has been demonstrated that energy-efficiency and performance can perfectly coexist."

"D.A.V.I.D.E. combines dedicated hardware, artificial intelligence, big-data technologies and smart scheduling algorithms to control and assess the system's power consumption with no impact on performance and usage model", stated Andrea Bartolini, Assistant Professor, Università di Bologna. "We are very proud to be part of the project team with E4 and its partners."

"Co-design and actively participate to the technological innovation processes in Europe is part of our institutional mission", stated Sanzio Bassini, Director of Department of Supercomputing Applications and Innovation at CINECA. "We are ready to exploit the technological potential of this new system, which represents the latest addition to our data centre, in order to optimize the performance of algorithms beyond HPC, in fast growing areas such as AI, machine learning and HPDA."

"We believe that D.A.V.I.D.E. demonstrated that it is possible to design cost effective technologies achieving high performance with significant improvements on energy efficiency. We thank our technology partners and CINECA for the tight collaboration that contributed to this great achievement and we look forward to further enhancing the features of the system to better support the entire scientific community", stated Cosimo Gianfreda, E4 Computer Engineering Chief Technology Officer.
Source: E4 Computer Engineering

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Primeur live 2017-11-16

Exascale

Nyriad to demonstrate new supercomputer operating system for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) precursor MWA telescope at SC17 ...

Nyriad names HPC Systems as Japanese distributor for GPU storage solution NSULATE at SC17 ...

Quantum computing

Engineering of a Swedish quantum computer set to start ...

Focus on Europe

Who will follow JUQUEEN to the throne? Atos and ParTec selected as industrial partners for the successor of the Jülich supercomputer ...

Middleware

WekaIO and the San Diego Supercomputer Center partner on high performance I/O ...

Altair and Quanta Cloud Technology collaborate to bring customer value to the HPC Market ...

Human Genetics Centre at University of Oxford deploys Univa solutions ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems selected for largest data centre deployment in company history with non-disclosed U.S. customer ...

RSC showcases a new generation of RSC Tornado and announces plans to join the Intel Select Solutions for HPC programme ...

Mellanox propels NetApp to new heights with 100Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity ...

Mellanox InfiniBand solutions to accelerate the world's next fastest supercomputers ...

DDN provides University of Tennessee's SimCenter with Big Data storage to support machine learning and data analytics ...

NEC launches LoRaWAN compliant network server ...

Huawei showcases new-generation FusionServer V5 high-performance servers at SC17 ...

Asetek receives order from Fujitsu to cool Japan's fastest AI supercomputer system ...

BOXX introduces AMD EPYC Deep Learning server and other solutions at SC17 ...

Microsemi announces Adaptec smart storage adapter support for Cavium ThunderX2 ARM-based CPUs ...

GIGABYTE announces production availability of Cavium's ThunderX2-based server portfolio ...

Ingrasys announces production systems based on Cavium's ThunderX2 processor ...

TYAN and Nyriad announce first GPU-accelerated storage server solution for ultra-dense storage ...

Netlist, Nyriad and TYAN to accelerate the adoption of NVDIMMs and GPUs for storage ...

Applications

Researchers create largest, longest multiphysics earthquake simulation to date ...

TOP500

D.A.V.I.D.E. supercomputer, developed by E4 Computer Engineering and installed at CINECA, ranked on November TOP500 and Green500 lists ...

InfiniBand accelerates 77 percent of new high-performance computing systems on TOP500 supercomputer list ...

NEC supplies TOP500 supercomputer to Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany ...

Inspur takes the Top 3 vendor share of TOP500 supercomputers ...

The Cloud

Cirrascale Cloud Services offers AMD EPYC-powered Cloud servers for GPU accelerated applications ...

Company news

Sequoia backs Graphcore as the future of Artificial Intelligence processors ...