"We were looking for a reliable business partner in European Union, which has solid business experience on
the enterprise server market, strong relations with academic and government institutions as well as very
professional and well-educated staff in HPC hardware, software and storage solutions to be able to provide a high quality on-site customer support. We believe that partnership with M Computers will help RSC to offer its innovative supercomputing and data centre solutions for European clients, which could recognize such advantages of our equipment as the ultimate computing and power density, energy-efficiency, compactness, reliability, ease to manage and maintain", commented Alexey Shmelev, Chief Operations Officer of RSC Group.
"We needed a solution for our supercomputing customers and large data centres that would complement our portfolio for highly efficient servers in terms of space, power and cooling. Our demands fulfilled ideally by RSC products and technologies. RSC Group is one of the leading HPC companies around the world due to its outstanding data centre power usage efficiency (PUE) of 1.04 which has been measured at real customer site, unique and patented direct liquid cooling technology enabling a hot water mode (up to 63 °C), as well as the world records of performance and power density of 1.2 PFLOPS and 400 kW per rack accordingly", stated Marek Vasicek, Partner and Chief Financial Officer of M Computers Ltd.
RSC 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 7200 processor - previously code named as Knights Landing - at ISC'16 international conference and exhibition in Germany. The new RSC solution has improved footprint and computing density by 2x up to 528 Tflops per cabinet, high energy efficiency and provides stable operation of computing nodes in "hot water" mode at +63°C; 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.
RSC Tornado cluster solution can also be implemented with Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 server processors, including the high-end model Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4, providing high computing density of 237 Tflops 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.
Latest innovative approaches in the new generation of RSC Tornado cluster solution enabled dramatic 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 computing and power density, energy efficiency, reliability, availability and manageability.
The newest RSC solutions and technologies will be on display at the SC16 exhibition on November 14-17, 2016 in Salt Lake City, USA.
Russian customers take advantage of solutions based on RSC Tornado and RSC PetaStream supercomputer architectures since 2009 and 2013 accordingly. These solutions are installed and actively used for modelling and calculation of a broad range of scientific, research and industrial tasks by the Saint 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.