(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Technology industry leaders Intel and Switch SUPERNAP have partnered to bring Cherry Creek, one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers that’s liquid cooled by CoolIT Systems to the University Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).
Developed in collaboration with Intel and SuperMicro, Cherry Creek first featured live at the Supercomputing Conference 2013 and delivered 131.5 TFLOPS at only 74kW of power. Cherry Creek was cooled using CoolIT’s Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) system with an AHx35 pumping and heat exchanger component. This placed Cherry Creek 400th on the 2013 Top500 Supercomputer Sites list and 41st on the 2013 Green500 list of the world’s most energy efficient supercomputers at that time.
This special computer is now housed in Switch’s Las Vegas SUPERNAP data center and available to UNLV researchers through SUPERNAP’s unique connectivity network. The Cherry Creek supercomputer gives the university and its research partners access to world-class computing power and provides for scientific discovery, the innovation of applications, and regional economic development efforts.
The Cherry Creek supercomputer is seven times faster in processing data than the supercomputer currently used by UNLV researchers, owing to the combination of Intel® Xeon® processors, Xeon Phi™ coprocessors, and Intel® True Scale Fabric that Cherry Creek uses.
About Cherry Creek
The original Cherry Creek ‘demonstration’ system was developed in conjunction with and support from Bright Computing, CoolIT Systems, Intel, Micron Technology, and Supermicro. Cherry Creek is capable of processing data roughly seven times faster than UNLV’s supercomputing center currently allows. Speed in supercomputing is measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPS). Originally featured live at the Supercomputing 2013 conference, Intel Cherry Creek delivers 131.5 TFLOPS at only 74kW of power, which placed it 400th on the November Top500 list and 41st on the Green500 rankings of the world’s most energy efficient supercomputers at that time.
48 node cluster in two racks comprised of 12 Supermicro FatTwin Server Solutions with 48 2U half-width nodes.
Each node comprised of:
Dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2697v2
Three Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor 7120P
Intel® Solid-State Drives DC S3700 Series
Intel® True Scale Fabric Host Channel Adapter 7340
128GB Micron DDR3 memory
Linpack Performance (Rmax): 131.5 TFLOPS
Theoretical Peak (Rpeak): 198.8 TFLOPS
Power: 74.00 kW
Operating System: Redhat Enterprise Linux 6
Compiler: Intel Composer XE 2013
Math Library: Intel MKL
MPI: Intel MPI
About CoolIT Systems
CoolIT Systems Inc. is a world leader in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) for the Data Center and Desktop markets. As an experienced innovator with 44 patents and more than 1.75 million liquid cooling units deployed, CoolIT brings a wealth of design, engineering, and manufacturing knowledge to the table. CoolIT’s Rack DCLC™ platform is a modular, rack-based, advanced cooling solution that allows for dramatic increases in rack densities, component performance, and power efficiencies. The technology can be deployed with any server and in any rack making it a truly flexible solution that allows for an edge in today’s highly competitive marketplace.
Intel is one of the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers.
Super Micro Computer, Inc. or Supermicro® a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and innovation is a premier provider of end-to-end green computing solutions for HPC, Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro’s advanced server Building Block Solutions® offers a vast array of modular, interoperable components for building energy-efficient, application-optimized, computing solutions.
About Switch SUPERNAP
SUPERNAP, the recognized world leader in data center ecosystem design, development and mission critical operations, assures innovation, security, reliability, and affordability for more than 1,000 global clients from sophisticated start-ups to Fortune 100 powerhouses. An independent, privately held company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada USA and expanding around the globe, SUPERNAP is driving vital transformation in the technology infrastructure and architecture.
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 27,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.