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BrownDwarf Y-class supercomputer

17 June 2013

NCore HPC

NCore HPC, a provider of high-performance, low-latency HPC systems, services and solutions, has announced the BrownDwarf Y-class supercomputer, a heterogeneous ARM- and DSP-based system that, by delivering supercomputer-class performance at significantly reduced power levels, marks an advance in addressing one of the HPC industry’s most challenging technological issues.

Boasting advanced parallel computing architecture, and a high performance, low latency interconnect, nCore says the BrownDwarf Y-Class supercomputer represents the dawn of a new era marked by eco-friendly, heterogeneous systems that define a new category of high-performance computers.

Achieving an unparalleled level of power efficiency when looking at total system power consumption, a 144-node configuration delivers 70 teraflops of performance at 10kw inside a 42U high rack.

Ian Lintault, managing director of nCore HPC, said: 'The BrownDwarf Y-Class system is an incredibly important milestone in HPC system development. Working in close collaboration with TI, IDT and our hardware partner Prodrive, we have successfully established a new class of energy efficient supercomputers designed to fulfil the demands of a wide range of scientific, technical and commercial applications. We are very excited to be launching the most capable energy efficient supercomputer available.

'The innovative design of the BrownDwarf Y-Class system has resulted in a network fabric that far exceeds the latency and power efficiencies of traditional supercomputing systems based on x86 and InfiniBand or Ethernet systems. By utilising existing programming models and toolsets, the BrownDwarf Y-Class supercomputer is a disruptive force in HPC as it leapfrogs a number of the supercomputing incumbents.'

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