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Video: The Quest for the Highest Performance – Supporting Science with SuperMUC-NG

In this video from the Intel User Forum at SC18, Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller from the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) in Germany presents: The Quest for the Highest Performance—Supporting Science with SuperMUC-NG.

The next generation of supercomputing has arrived at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) with SuperMUC-NG. Learn how LRZ scientists and researchers are using a supercomputer driven by Intel Xeon Scalable processors and optimizing the system for power and storage.

Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors at GCS member Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Garching near Munich. Kranzlmüller succeeds Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Arndt Bode who has been Chairman of the Board since October 1st, 2008. Prof. Bode will continue to be a member of the LRZ Board of Directors. In 2008 Dieter Kranzlmüller joined the Board of Directors at LRZ and became a full professor of computer science at the Chair for Communication Systems and System Programming at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU). His scientific focus lies in e-infrastructures, including network and IT management, grid and cloud computing, as well as in high performance computing, virtual reality and visualization. Kranzlmüller graduated from the Johannes Kepler University Linz. Having spent a number of years working in the IT industry, he returned to academia to work at the universities of Reading, TU Dresden, École Normale Supérieure Lyon, and to act as deputy director of the EGEE project at CERN in Geneva. He is truly internationally oriented and is a member of many European and international organizations in the field of IT.

In this video, Dieter Kranzlmueller from LRZ in Germany describes how Intel powers the SuperMUC-NG supercomputer. The machine, which registered 19.46 petaflops—just over 19 quadrillion calculations per second—in the Linpack benchmark, ranks number 8 among the fastest supercomputers in the world.

SuperMUC-NG is in its start-up phase, and will be ready for full production runs in 2019. The machine, build in partnership with Lenovo and Intel, has a theoretical peak of 26.9 petaflops, and is comprised of 6,400 compute nodes based on Intel Xeon Scalable processors. SuperMUC-NG also uses warm-water cooling to ensure that LRZ, long a thought-leader in sustainable supercomputing, minimizes the machine’s carbon footprint.”

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