University of Tsukuba Selects Appro Xtreme-X

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ApproJapan’s University of Tsukuba has selected Appro’s Xtreme-X supercomputer for its next generation HPC platform. The 95 Teraflop Xtreme-X3 supercomputer will be located in the center of Tsukuba Science City. Appro will partner with Cray Technical Services and Sumisho Computer Systems to deliver the system and service to the Center of Computational Sciences at the University of Tsukuba. The primary workloads for the machine will cover a wide array of scientific and research disciplines.

The Appro Xtreme-X3 Supercomputer ideally matches the University of Tsukuba’s requirements for a high-performance and high availability solution,” said Daniel Kim, CEO of Appro. “With outstanding performance provided by a unique Quad-Rail system interconnect to provide the lowest-latency and the best high bandwidth system performance, the Appro Xtreme-X3 meets both capacity and capability computing requirements for production systems. This represents a significant development in Appro’s continued growth in large-scale cluster deployments with price/performance leadership.”

Now for the gory details… The machine consists of 674 quad-socket, quad-core AMD Opteron compute nodes, or 2,696 sockets, or 10,784 cores. The system also contains 21.5TB of memory. Each node communicates via a quad-rail Infiniband fabric using Mellanox ConnectX HCAs [yes, quad-rail].

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