In this video from the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference, Klaus Gottschalk from IBM presents: LRZ SuperMUC – One year of Operation.
The SuperMUC has 147,456 cores and a peak performance of about 3 petaflop/s. The main memory will be 288 terabytes together with 12 petabytes hard disk space based on the GPFS file system. The system will use 18,432 Intel Xeon Sandy Bridge-EP processors running in IBM System x iDataPlex servers. It will also use a new form of cooling that IBM developed, called Aquasar, that uses hot water to cool the processors, a design that cuts cooling electricity usage by 40 percent.