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