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RSC Group has entered in the Top10 of the world leading supercomputer vendors by TOP500 list


11 Dec 2014 Moscow - According to the current 44th edition of the TOP500 list, RSC Group has entered in the Top10 of the world leading supercomputer vendors. RSC is the only Russian developer and manufacturer of high-performance computing systems in the leading group of the rating by the number of deployed supercomputers. After doubling its presence in the TOP500 list to four systems, RSC Group holds the 9th place among the world leading supercomputer vendors. RSC Group is the leader with 44% share among all Russian supercomputers in this global rating. The total peak performance of RSC systems in the TOP500 list has exceeded 2 Petaflops. The current edition of the rating includes 9 supercomputers from Russia.

For the first time, the TOP500 list, published in November, 2014, contains two systems developed by RSC for one of the most innovative and the most powerful supercomputing centres in Russia at the St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (SPbSPU). Polytechnic RSC Tornado made the first hundred of the TOP500 taking the 81st place with a LINPACK performance of 658 Teraflops. The new SPbSPU supercomputing cluster based on the RSC Tornado architecture with direct liquid cooling has a peak performance of 829 Teraflops. It is the first project in Russia and CIS based on the newest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 server processors.

Polytechnic RSC Tornado includes 712 dual-processor nodes containing 1424 high-performance Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 server processors (14 cores, 2.6 GHz frequency each), Intel S2600KP and Intel S2600WT server boards for this processor generation, and the latest Intel SSD DC S3500 solid state drives for corporate data centres. These HPC resources will be used not only to solve relevant scientific tasks but also for Cloud, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and graphical services.

The second part of the new hybrid HPC resources contains a unique high-density massively parallel RSC PetaStream system with direct liquid cooling and a total performance of 258 Teraflops. The Polytechnic RSC PetaStream supercomputer has demonstrated a LINPACK performance of 170.5 Teraflops taking the 390th position in the current edition of the TOP500 list. This SPbSPU supercomputing system developed and produced by RSC specialists in Russia is based on 60-core Intel Xeon Phi 5120D and Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 family processors with Intel server boards and Intel SSD DC S3500 solid-state drives for enterprise data centres.

A unique feature of RSC PetaStream is the massively parallel architecture based on Intel Xeon Phi enabling execution of up to 250,000 parallel threads on 1024 computing nodes based on x86 architecture in a single cabinet taking just 1 sq.m. The RSC PetaStream massively parallel architecture holds the world records of computing and power density as well as of compactness. RSC PetaStream implements an innovative subsystem based on the leading industry standard of 400V DC power developed in cooperation with Emerson Electric. This subsystem enables power distribution efficiency over 90% improving overall energy efficiency of the system, reduction of operating costs and overall reliability of the complex.

RSC PetaStream enables development of the latest applications to make breakthroughs in bioengineering, astrophysics, chemistry, radio electronics and control systems.

The total peak performance of the new SPbSPU supercomputing centre after its commissioning planned for 2015 will exceed 1.1 Petaflops.

The current TOP500 list also includes two RSC systems based on liquid-cooled RSC Tornado cluster architecture, Intel Xeon server processors, Intel server boards and Intel SSDs.

The 133th position of the rating is held by the MVS-10P supercomputer with a peak performance of 523 Teraflops that has been deployed two years ago at the Joint Supercomputer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (JSCC RAS).

The 190th position in the TOP500 list is taken by the RSC Tornado SUSU computing cluster with 473 Teraflops peak performance that has been running in South Ural State University (SUSU) in Chelyabinsk since 2009.
Source: RSC Group

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Primeur weekly 2014-12-22

Focus

SimScale engineering simulation platform is perfectly running in a web browser now ...

EuroFlash

RSC Group has entered in the Top10 of the world leading supercomputer vendors by TOP500 list ...

ISC High Performance introduces workshops in 2015 ...

ADVA Optical Networking transforms fiber access networks with new Access Link Monitoring solution ...

Telindus Telecom deploys ADVA Optical Networking's encryption technology to secure operator network and Cloud services ...

Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart selects Bright Cluster Manager for its HPC data centre ...

Imec partners with Huawei on high-bandwidth optical data link technology ...

Six new projects enabling scientific discovery to start in 2015 ...

ENTRA: Better software cuts computer energy use ...

USFlash

Cray awarded $30 million contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme ...

High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP) doubles capabilities ...

Ancient wisdom boosts sustainability of biotech cotton ...

Compute Canada attracts High Performance Computing talent to lead upgrades to the national advanced research platform ...

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory a major contributor to Washington state economy ...

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs taps IBM Watson to help accelerate and enhance care delivery ...

More than 100 teams expected for ASC15, road-showed at Melbourne and Nanjing ...

Stanford team combines logic, memory to build a 'high-rise' chip ...

Tulane has one of the world's fastest computers ...

Funding ended for University of California High-Performance AstroComputing Center ...

Simulations at NERSC help illuminate attosecond laser experiment findings ...

Riding a 100G InfiniBand backbone, InfiniCortex, the Intercontinental Supercomputing Architecture, debuts in New Orleans ...

Quantum physics just got less complicated ...

Switching to spintronics ...

Lasers, multiple languages support and more with wysiwyg R34 ...