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PSSC Labs Speeds HPC with AMD EPYC Processors

Today PSSC Labs touted impressive performance on their server lineup powered by AMD EPYC processors. Recently named an AMD Elite Partner, PSSC Labs is developing a unique set of platforms leveraging EPYC processors for AI, Big Data, HPC and IOT. In addition, these platforms will be optimized for computationally extensive workloads in the design & engineering, life science and weather modeling industries.

We are really impressed with the benchmark results we are seeing as well as those that our customers are reporting,” reports Alex Lesser, PSSC Labs Vice President. “Across a variety of applications our new AMD EPYC based PowerServe Uniti servers are exceeding performance expectations.” Below are a few key performance benchmark results from PSSC testing.

Key performance measurements:

  • 3.2x performance increase in SQL benchmark (Benchmark comparison to Intel Xeon Scalable CPU)
  • 2.1x performance increase on LAMMPS benchmark (Benchmark comparison to Intel Xeon E5 Series CPU)

The performance of AMD EPYC, combined with its connectivity options and memory bandwidth, make it an excellent choice for a wide range of HPC applications and the workloads of PSSC Labs customers.”

The recently released 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor continues to gain momentum with customers of all sizes including the large-scale high performance computing cluster market. This processor is also a great fit for smaller scale systems used by manufacturers, university researchers and government agencies.

AMD is excited to have PSSC Labs join the Elite Partner program as they introduce their new HPC cluster based on our AMD EPYC processors,” said Ram Peddibhotla, corporate vice president, AMD datacenter products. “The performance of AMD EPYC, combined with its connectivity options and memory bandwidth, make it an excellent choice for a wide range of HPC applications and the workloads of PSSC Labs customers.”

The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs include the following benefits for high performance computing applications:

  • Up to 64 processor cores per socket
  • Base CPU clock speeds up to 3.2GHz
  • Eight-channel memory controller on each CPU
  • Support for DDR4 ECC memory speeds up to 3200MHz
  • Up to 4TB memory per CPU socket
  • Up to 256MB L3 cache per CPU
  • Up to 128 lanes of PCI-Express 4 per CPU socket
  • Simplified design with one NUMA domain per CPU Socket
  • Uniform latencies between CPU dies

PSSC Labs is announcing their first delivery of their flagship PowerWulf ZXR1+ HPC Cluster Compute Engine leveraging the AMD EPYC processor. This system is configured with the AMD EPYC 7002 series processors, 2 GB of 3200 MHz memory per processor core and 100 GigE high speed network backplane. PSSC Labs includes their CBeST Cluster Management Toolkit, allowing any level of system administrator to easily manage, monitor, and maintain the HPC cluster. This custom configured, turn-key HPC solution is designed specifically to meet the computing needs of university research laboratories in their molecular dynamics research areas.

PSSC Labs will continue advancing their high-performance computing cluster and server platforms through partnerships with leading suppliers, including AMD. Through these relationships, PSSC Labs can bring to market the highest performance, most cost-effective solutions to help solve the world’s most complex computing problems.

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