LRZ to Build 3 Petaflop Water-cooled Super

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Germany’s Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) has has signed a contract with IBM to build a 3 petaflop water-cooled supercomputer for scientific research. To be known as the “SuperMUC” system, the supercomputer will reported be builth with IBM System x iDataPlex using 14 000 next-generation Intel Xeon processors.

With SuperMUC as the third Tier-0 system, the PRACE Infrastructure sets another milestone in providing the European science community with world-class supercomputing resources. With this system, PRACE will increase its overall Tier-0 capability by more than 5 times since the creation if the infrastructure in 2010″, said Dr. Thomas Eickermann, PRACE project manager (Forschungzentrum Jülich, Germany).