HPC5 will deliver 52-petaflop of computing performance utilizing both CPUs and GPUs, and 15 petabyte of storage, all connected in a full non-blocking 200 gigabit per second HDR InfiniBand topology to ensure efficient and direct connection among every compute server and storage system.
Claudio Descalzi, CEO of the company, commented: "Our investment to strengthen our supercomputer infrastructure and to develop proprietary technologies are a crucial part of the digital transformation of Eni. Having great computing power and sophisticated algorithms at our disposal makes us leaders in the modern energy sector and projects us on to the future. Eni is forging that future through a range of alternative energy projects, and through a solid R&D investment plan. With HPC5, we are entering the world of Exascale computing in the energy sector, which will revolutionize company processes in the future."
"InfiniBand performance advantages have accelerated Eni supercomputing platforms over the years, and we are excited to see our HDR InfiniBand solutions empower the new supercomputing system, enabling Eni with the world-leading industrial supercomputing power", stated Amir Prescher, senior vice president of end-user sales and business development at Mellanox Technologies. "Thanks to HDR InfiniBand's interconnect leadership, its smart acceleration engines for high performance, data intensive and deep learning applications, and being a standard technology ensuring backward and future compatibility, Eni is equipped with the capabilities to gain further competitive advantage, and to build a supercomputing infrastructure that serves their current and future needs."