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Tera 100 is Europe's Most Powerful Supercomputer

According to the TOP500, Europe’s most powerful supercomputer is the Tera 100.

Based around Tera 100′s power and efficiency, over 4,000 bullx servers are grouped together into an ultra high-performance network to form a ‘cluster’ architecture. Designed by Bull on behalf of CEA-DAM, this server architecture follows the SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing) model, which is perfectly suited for applications that need to run on a huge number of processors while also sharing a very large-scale main memory of up to 4TB.

The technologies developed by Bull also include water-cooled doors, which cut electricity consumption in half compared with traditional air-cooled solutions and an ultra-capacitor which is a module that cuts electricity consumption by 15%, as it does away with the need to connect to an uninterruptible power supply.

Tera 100 was developed by Bull along with the teams from CEA-DAM (the Military Applications Directorate of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission). Read the Full Story.

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