Today SGI announced their latest installation an ICE X supercomputer at the Japan’s Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI). With a peak performance of 670.9 teraflops, the cluster system will be one of the fastet supercomputers in Japan.
The system is a large scale-out cluster system consisting of 4,032 Intel Xeon E5-2670 processors (equivalent to 32,256 cores) with a total memory capacity of 67.5 terabytes. A high-speed InfiniBand 4x FDR provides interconnection to blade servers with 2,016 nodes (at two processors per node). Storage is provided by a massive 2.88 petabytes of total disk capacity in a Lustre file system. A water cooling system is used to avoid the need for additional air conditioning, reducing overall power consumption.
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