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SGI to Build 2 Petaflop Super for Czech Republic

imagesToday the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center in the Czech Republic announced that SGI will build a 2 Petaflop supercomputer for the Technical University of Ostrava. Up to twenty times faster than Ansel, the current Ostravas supercomputer, the system will be powered by the latest Intel Xeon processors and Xeon Phi coprocessors.

The IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center is already at this moment an important partner not only for the scientific community, but also for industrial partners in the Czech Republic. Thanks to the new system we will be able to execute more precise as well as larger number of computations, describes the advantages of the new supercomputer Martin Palkovi, the Managing Director of IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center.

The SGI ICEX system will be installed in the new building of the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center on VSB-TUO campus in Ostrava-Poruba.

Specifications:

  • 24,192 Intel Xeon E5v3 (Haswell-EP) CPU cores, 129 TB RAM operating memory
  • 52,704 cores of acceleration co-processors Intel Xeon Phi with 13.8 TB RAM
    maximum computing performance of 2 PFLOP/s
  • 2 PB of disk storage capacity and 3 PB of backup tape storage capacity

A public competition for naming the Big Cluster will be announced soon.

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