Today Cray launched the Cray XK7 series of production hybrid supercomputers in conjunction with the debut of Titan at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. With up to 20 petaflops of performance, is now the world’s most powerful supercomputer for open science.
Today’s unveiling of the Titan supercomputer is an exciting moment for Oak Ridge and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and, while the system is currently going through the acceptance process, all of us at Cray share in the enthusiasm that surrounds this amazing tool for open science,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “The Titan supercomputer is an incredibly powerful Cray XK7 system combining innovative technologies from companies such as AMD and NVIDIA, surrounded by a tightly-integrated Cray hardware and software infrastructure. With today’s launch of the Cray XK7, we can now offer our customers the same technologies found in one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.”
Titan by the numbers:
- 200 Cabinets
- 20 Petaflops peak
- 18,688 compute nodes
- 299,008 cores
- Each node consists of an AMD 16-Core Opteron 6200 Series processor and an NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU Accelerator
- Gemini interconnect
Of course, one of the most anticipated aspects of a big Cray system launch is the custom paint job. Titan does not disappoint with this mural of applications that are already being ported to the hybrid system. (Click to enlarge).
By combining the features of the proven high performance Gemini interconnect, the new NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPUs and AMD’s 16-core Opteron processors, the Cray XK7 system is capable of scaling to more than 50 petaflops of performance. Read the Full Story.