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AMD to Power Cray Shasta Supercomputer at Navy DSRC

The Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) is upgrading its supercomputing capabilities with a new Cray Shasta system powered by AMD EPYC processors. The system, the HPCMP’s first with more than 10 PetaFLOPS of peak computational performance, will be installed at the Navy’s DSRC’s facility at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi and will serve users from all of the services and agencies of the Department.

At 12.8 petaFLOPs, this procurement will increase the DoD HPCMP’s aggregate supercomputing capability to 53 petaFLOPs. This system significantly enhances the Program’s capability to support the Department of Defense’s most demanding computational challenges, and includes significant capabilities for AI, data analytics, and machine learning.

HPCMP’s new Cray Shasta system features 290,304 AMD EPYC “Rome” compute cores and 112 NVIDIA Volta V100 GPUs, interconnected by a 200 gigabit per second Cray Slingshot network and supported by 1 PB of NVMe-based solid state storage, 590 terabytes of memory, and 14 petabytes of usable storage.

The system is expected to enter production service early in fiscal year 2021.

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