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High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP) doubles capabilities


15 Dec 2014 Lorton - The Department of Defense (DOD) High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP) just completed its fiscal year 2014 investment in supercomputing capability supporting the DOD science, engineering, test and acquisition communities. The total acquisition is valued at $65 million, including acquisition of two supercomputing systems with corresponding hardware and software maintenance services. At 8.4 petaFLOPs, this procurement more than doubles the HPCMP's aggregate supercomputing capability, increasing from 8.1 petaFLOPs to 16.5 petaFLOPs.

"Supercomputing is a critical enabling technology for the DOD as it continues vital work to improve both the safety and performance of the U.S. military", stated John West, director of the HPCMP. "These newly acquired systems ensure that scientists and engineers in the DOD's research, development, test and evaluation communities will continue to be able to take advantage of a robust computing ecosystem that includes the best computational technologies available today."

The two purchased systems will collectively provide nearly 227,000 cores, more than 850 terabytes of memory, and a total disk storage capacity of 17 petabytes. This competitive government acquisition was executed through the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama, which selected systems from both Silicon Graphics Federal LLC, and Cray Inc.

"The increase in computational capability will dramatically improve the speed at which our scientists and engineers are able to complete their work", stated Christine Cuicchi, HPCMP associate director for HPC centres. "These systems are also designed to advance DOD's scientific visualization capabilities to manage the vast amounts of data being produced on these systems, providing new opportunities for discovery in numerous areas of research."

The new supercomputers will be installed at two of the HPCMP's five DOD Supercomputing Resource Centers (DSRCs), and will serve users from all of the services and agencies of the Defense Department:

  • The Army Research Laboratory DSRC in Aberdeen, Maryland, will receive a Cray XC30 system containing 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 ("Haswell-EP") processors and NVIDIA Tesla K40 General-Purpose Graphics Processing Units (GPGPUs). This system will consist of 101,312 compute cores, 32 GPGPUs, and 411 terabytes of memory, and will provide 3.77 petaFLOPS of peak computing capability.
  • The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center DSRC in Vicksburg, Mississippi, will receive an SGI ICE X system containing 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3 ("Haswell-EP") processors and NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPGPUs. The system will consist of 125,440 compute cores, 32 GPGPUs, and 440 terabytes of memory, and will provide 4.66 petaFLOPS of peak computing capability.
The HPCMP enables advanced computing for the DOD's science and engineering communities, and serves as an innovation enabler. HPC is employed in a broad range of diverse application areas in the DOD including fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, materials design, space situational awareness, climate and ocean modelling and environmental quality.
Source: High Performance Computing Modernization Programme - HPCMP

Back to Table of contents

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 ...