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Primeur weekly 2016-07-04

Special

European Commission reorganisation affects supercomputing and e-Infrastructures ...

Focus

The next flagship supercomputer in Japan will be the "post K" with a CPU based on ARM V8 with HPC extension ...

Crowd computing

Book about volunteer computing released ...

Quantum computing

New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2016 breaks record with attendance and programme in Frankfurt ...

PRACE Council elects new leadership ...

PRACE launches Fourth Call for Applications under SHAPE ...

International Data Corporation lauds innovations in supercomputing with Innovation Excellence Awards ...

PRACE looks back on successful ISC 2016 Conference in Frankfurt ...

Hardware

New age of computing launched at the University of Melbourne ...

Computing density of scalable energy-efficient RSC Tornado solution with the newest Intel Xeon Phi processor has increased by 2 times to 528 Teraflops per cabinet ...

CFMS selects Cray for next generation HPC platform ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dedicates new supercomputer facility ...

Applications

Supercomputers on the trail of dark matter ...

New Quantum Mechanics algorithm fast on GPU desktop, not like older algorithms that need a supercomputer ...

Seeds of supermassive black holes could be revealed by gravitational waves ...

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs enlists IBM's Watson in the war on cancer ...

New ocean current simulations alter view of climate change impacts ...

Computer simulations help scientists glimpse why life can't happen without water ...

Nine University of Wyoming projects awarded summer use of supercomputer in Cheyenne ...

TOP500

MSU supercomputer recognized for power and energy efficiency ...

DDN increases its TOP500 HPC leadership to an unprecedented 70 percent of global supercomputing centres ...

The Cloud

Oracle announces Pfizer's Selection of Oracle Cloud for clinical data management and trial management across its clinical trial portfolio ...

IBM unveils new Bluemix OpenWhisk tools to speed development of IoT apps on IBM Cloud ...

Oracle brings SPARC to the Cloud ...

Computing density of scalable energy-efficient RSC Tornado solution with the newest Intel Xeon Phi processor has increased by 2 times to 528 Teraflops per cabinet


20 Jun 2016 Frankfurt - RSC Group, a developer and system integrator of innovative solutions for high-performance computing (HPC) segment and data centres in Russia and CIS has demonstrated a new generation of its high performance, scalable and energy-efficient RSC Tornado solution with direct liquid cooling based on the newest multi-core Intel Xeon Phi processor - previously code named as Knights Landing - on the day of the global launch of this product at ISC'16 international conference and exhibition. The new RSC solution has improved footprint and computing density, high energy efficiency and provides stable operation of computing nodes in "hot water" mode at +63 °С cooling agent temperature at node inputs. This confirms the leading position of the company in the field of bringing the latest technologies for global supercomputer industry to the market and meeting growing customer demands.

New generation of RSC Tornado cluster solution has the following improved characteristics:

  • high-end models of the latest multi-core (up to 72 cores) Intel Xeon Phi 7250, Intel Xeon Phi 7290 or Intel Xeon Phi 7250F, Intel Xeon Phi 7290F processors ("F" indicates processor versions with integrated high-speed interconnect Intel Omni-Path),
  • usage of new Intel Server Boards S7200AP,
  • highest physical density with up to 153 computing node in a standard 42U cabinet (80х80х200 cm),
  • almost doubled computing density: 528 Teraflops (280 Teraflops in previous generation) in a standard 42U cabinet or over 412 Teraflops/m3,
  • up to 192 GB RAM per node (DDR4-2400 RAM + 16 GB MCDRAM),
  • simultaneous use of up to 2 SSD SATA drives and one PCIe SSD in M.2 form factor, such as Intel SSD DC S3500 and Intel SSD DC NVMe M.2,
  • improved reliability: independent hydraulic pump modules (hydraulic regulation modules) of the liquid cooling system per a computing domain (up to 9 modules per cabinet) with redundancy level from N+1 to N+N,
  • improved energy efficiency: provides necessary conditions for stable operation of computing nodes in "hot water" mode at +63 °С temperature at node input,
  • new power supply module in computing node form factor providing efficient transformation of 220V (AC) to 400V (DC) and supporting parallel operation on common bus,
  • updated design of computing cabinet with support of new high speed inter-node communication technologies including Intel® Omni-Path and Mellanox EDR InfiniBand,
  • support of flexible colling system configurations with redundancy of both single hydraulic regulation nodes and the entire system.

RSC has demonstrated the RSC Tornado computing node based on Intel Xeon Phi 7250 multi-core processor on a new Intel S7200AP server board with two Intel SSD DC S3500 Series M.2 340 GB and one Intel SSD DC NVMe M.2 PCIe solid state drives and switches and adapters based on Intel Omni-Path and Mellanox EDR InfiniBand high-speed interconnects.

The RSC Tornado cluster solution can also be implemented with Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 server processors, including high-end model Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4, providing high computing density, 237 Teraflops in a standard 42U (80x80x200 cm) cabinet.

The innovative management and monitoring system of RSC solutions for high-performance computing also provides high availability, resistance to failures and ease of use. It can be used to manage single nodes and the entire solution, including infrastructure components. All elements of the system - computing nodes, power supplies, hydraulic regulation modules, etc. - have an integrated management module providing broad capabilities for detailed telemetry and flexible management. Cabinet design supports replacement of computing nodes, power supplies and hydraulic regulation modules - with redundancy - in hot-swap mode without interruption of system operation. Most components of the system, such as computing nodes, power supplies, network and infrastructure components, etc., are software-defined, and this significantly simplifies and speeds up initial deployment, maintenance and future upgrades of the system. Liquid cooling of all components ensures their longevity.

The latest innovative approaches in the new generation of RSC Tornado cluster solution enabled reduction of infrastructure costs within the scope of computing system development and provided capabilities for more flexible upgrades of single nodes and the entire system.

Therefore, RSC solutions for high-performance computing keep setting de facto high industry standards of physical and computing density, energy efficiency, reliability, availability and manageability.

"With unique extensive experience in development of highly efficient direct liquid cooling and ultra-dense integration of HPC solutions based on standard server components, RSC specialists has developed and presented a new generation of RSC Tornado cluster solution based on the latest multi-core Intel Xeon Phi processor (earlier code named as Knights Landing) right on the day of global launch of this product. RSC Tornado also has numerous improved characteristics highly demanded by customers operating powerful data centres. All RSC solutions are developed in Russia and we actively use the potential and production capacities of Russian manufacturing facilities", stated Alexey Shmelev, CEO of RSC Group.

Russian customers use solutions based on RSC Tornado cluster architecture with liquid cooling developed by RSC Group specialists in production environments for over six years. These solutions are installed and actively used for modelling and calculation of a broad range of scientific, research and industrial tasks by the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University named after Peter the Great (SPbPU), Joint Supercomputer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (JSCC RAS), South Ural State University (SUSU), Moscow Physics and Technology Institute (MIPT), Russian Weather Forecast Agency (Roshydromet) and other customers from different vertical industries.
Source: RSC Group

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Primeur weekly 2016-07-04

Special

European Commission reorganisation affects supercomputing and e-Infrastructures ...

Focus

The next flagship supercomputer in Japan will be the "post K" with a CPU based on ARM V8 with HPC extension ...

Crowd computing

Book about volunteer computing released ...

Quantum computing

New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2016 breaks record with attendance and programme in Frankfurt ...

PRACE Council elects new leadership ...

PRACE launches Fourth Call for Applications under SHAPE ...

International Data Corporation lauds innovations in supercomputing with Innovation Excellence Awards ...

PRACE looks back on successful ISC 2016 Conference in Frankfurt ...

Hardware

New age of computing launched at the University of Melbourne ...

Computing density of scalable energy-efficient RSC Tornado solution with the newest Intel Xeon Phi processor has increased by 2 times to 528 Teraflops per cabinet ...

CFMS selects Cray for next generation HPC platform ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dedicates new supercomputer facility ...

Applications

Supercomputers on the trail of dark matter ...

New Quantum Mechanics algorithm fast on GPU desktop, not like older algorithms that need a supercomputer ...

Seeds of supermassive black holes could be revealed by gravitational waves ...

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs enlists IBM's Watson in the war on cancer ...

New ocean current simulations alter view of climate change impacts ...

Computer simulations help scientists glimpse why life can't happen without water ...

Nine University of Wyoming projects awarded summer use of supercomputer in Cheyenne ...

TOP500

MSU supercomputer recognized for power and energy efficiency ...

DDN increases its TOP500 HPC leadership to an unprecedented 70 percent of global supercomputing centres ...

The Cloud

Oracle announces Pfizer's Selection of Oracle Cloud for clinical data management and trial management across its clinical trial portfolio ...

IBM unveils new Bluemix OpenWhisk tools to speed development of IoT apps on IBM Cloud ...

Oracle brings SPARC to the Cloud ...