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Overclocked NVIDIA DGX-2H Cluster Lands at #61 on the TOP500

In this video from SC18 in Dallas, Marc Hamilton from NVIDIA describe the all new overclocked DGX-2H supercomputer. Built by NVIDIA, a cluster of 36 DGX-2H devices with 3 Petaflops of LINPACK performance was just ranked #61 on the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s state-of-the-art experimental facilities and instrumentation produce enormous, and unique, scientific datasets. ORNL will use the DGX-2H systems for data analytics on these datasets, and also for production and development work.

Researchers Valentine Anantharaj and Drew Schmidt, both of the ORNL’s National Center for Computational Sciences, are using the DGX-2 systems to develop innovative techniques based on machine learning to improve the fidelity of complex physical processes in weather and climate simulations.

The system will also provide an onramp to Summit — the world’s most powerful supercomputer — by enabling smaller and more experimental projects to be developed and tested on a Summit-like platform, freeing up Summit to conduct world-class science.

The NVIDIA DGX-2 platform allows us to analyze data in unique ways, revealing insights that might otherwise remain hidden,” said Jeff Nichols, associate laboratory director for computing and computational sciences at ORNL. “And because its architecture is so similar to Summit’s, the DGX-2 enables the experimentation necessary to ensure that Summit reaches its full potential, particularly in terms of analytics and artificial intelligence.”

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang unveils the DGX-2 supercomputer.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory also received the newly available NVIDIA DGX-2H, which contains upgraded CPUs and faster-clocked Tesla V100 GPUs for use in their most computationally intensive workloads.

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