ClusterVision fornisce a CASPUR un supercomputer con 512 processori AMD Opteron Quad-Core
ClusterVision, aziendaspecialista in soluzioni cluster, storage e database ad alte prestazioni, è stato scelto dal CASPUR, il ConsorzioInteruniversitario per le Applicazioni di Supercalcolo con sede a Roma,per la fornitura di un nuovo sistema completoper il supercomputing.
Il cluster HPC (High PerformanceComputing) utilizzerà al proprio interno 512 processori AMD Opteron Quad-Core per un totale di 2048 core e una capacità dicalcolo complessiva superiore a 17 TeraFLOPS. Il sistema aumenteràla potenza di calcolo messa a disposizione degli utenti di CASPUR per condurrericerche in numerose aree come la biologia, la chimica, le scienze della terra,la finanza, la fluidodinamica, le nanoscienze e la fisica.
Questo nuovo cluster HPC, che sarà uno dei sistemi dalleprestazioni più elevate di tutta Europa, si candida anche all'attualeclassifica TOP100 che riunisce i supercomputer più potenti del mondo(www.top500.org).
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ClusterVision to Deliver 17 TeraFLOPs Supercomputer to CASPURin Rome
ClusterVision,specialist in high performance compute, storage and database clusters, has beenselected by CASPUR (Inter-University Super-Computing Consortium in Rome) as supplier of itsnew supercomputer. The supercomputer will dramatically increase compute poweravailable to CASPUR's users for research in areas such as Biology, Chemistry,Earth Science, Finance, Fluid-Dynamics, NanoScience and Physics.
The High PerformanceCompute (HPC) cluster will be equipped with 512 AMD Opteron™"Barcelona" CPUs — equal to 2048 cores &mdash which providea total compute capacity of more than 17 TeraFLOPs. The compute nodes of thecluster will be interconnected by an InfiniBand DDR network and will have morethan 4.5 TeraBytes of total memory. The cluster will run theClusterVisionOS™, ClusterVision's Linux-based cluster software distributionwhich provides an integrated software environment for the effective use andmanagement of the system. The supercomputer will be one of the fastest of itskind in Europe and would feature on today'sTOP100 of fastest supercomputers in the world (see top500.org).
Dr Carlo Maria Serio,Head of the HPC department at CASPUR, said: "Today's research requires, inseveral disciplines, even more compute power in a well-balanced network ofeasy-to-use facilities and valuable competences. The ClusterVision HPC clusterwill be a very important asset to improve such a network in CASPUR's renewedstrategy for HPC. ClusterVision has offered us a very good solution in terms oftechnical quality, services and price/performance, and their references in theEuropean HPC arena are relevant."
"We are very proudthat CASPUR — as one of Italy'smost prestigious HPC consortia — has selected ClusterVision to supply itscentral supercomputer. We hope that this project will be the start of afruitful and long-term collaboration between CASPUR and ClusterVision,"commented Dr Matthijs van Leeuwen, Sales Director and co-founder ofClusterVision.
"CASPUR's choicefor ClusterVision marks a major milestone in ClusterVision's presence in theItalian HPC market. Italyis a very important growth market for ClusterVision and CASPUR is a keycustomer in this market. I look forward to working with CASPUR to make thisproject a success," commented Roberto Ratti, Manager Italy forClusterVision.
"We are pleasedthat our new quad-core technology will empower such a renowned supercomputerconsortium as CASPUR in Italy,"said Marco Piattelli, Director Enterprise Business Development AMD Europe."We believe that the quad-core AMD Opteron™ processor-based solutionwill provide the right level of performance and scalability to meet theconsortium's diverse application requirements."
Established in 1992,CASPUR is a non-profit inter-university supercomputing consortium based in Rome. Its main goals areto promote HPC inside Research and University and to provide researchers withvaluable HPC facility and support. As Center of Excellence,CASPUR also promotes innovation in Universities, Government, Enterprises andTerritory through advanced ICT solutions. CASPUR runs joint projects inpartnership with major Italian and international research institutions(www.caspur.it).
ClusterVision isspecialist in the design, implementation and support of small- and large-scalecomputer clusters. Their clustering technology provides a cost-effectivealternative to traditional supercomputers by connecting multiple computers toform a unified powerful computing system. ClusterVision's team of experts hasdesigned and built some of the largest and most complex computational, storageand database clusters in Europe. With abackground in applied scientific research and practical experience with a widerange of HPC technologies, the team understands customers' requirements andprovides tailor-made solutions. ClusterVision has offices in Amsterdam,Gloucester (UK), Munich, Paris,Geneva, Milan, Oslo and Madrid.