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Lenovo to deploy 17 Petaflop supercomputer at KIT in Germany

Today Lenovo announced a contract for a 17 petaflop supercomputer at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. Called HoreKa, the system will come online this Fall and will be handed over to the scientific communities by summer 2021. The procurement contract is reportedly on the order of EUR 15 million. “The result is an innovative hybrid system with almost 60.000 next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor cores and 220 terabytes of main memory as well as 740 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs. A non-blocking NVIDIA Mellanox InfiniBand HDR network with 200 GBit/s per port is used for communication between the nodes. Two Spectrum Scale parallel file systems offer a total storage capacity of more than 15 petabytes.”

German Scientists Win Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for 2017

Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) announced that Professor Dr. Britta Nestler of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has been awarded the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2017 from Germany’s Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The award is in recognition of Professor Nestler’s internationally acknowledged research in computer based materials sciences and her efforts in the development of new […]

Transtec to Build Petaflop Cluster for KIT in Germany

Today transtec in the UK announced that it will build a 1 Petaflop supercomputer for the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT). With more than 1,100 compute nodes, the solution is worth 6.9 million Euro and is the largest deal in the company’s history.