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Russian Tornado whips up the power

RSC Group, the Russian HPC company, has announced that its Tornado supercomputing architecture with liquid cooling has reached 200+ Tflops per rack with an Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor.

RSC Tornado architecture supports now the newest Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor, 7120X. This new generation of Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors is designed and optimised to provide the best performance and offer the highest level of features, including 61 cores clocked at 1.23GHz, 16 GB of memory capacity support (double the amount available in accelerators or coprocessors today) and 1.2 Tflops of double precision performance.

Tornado also uses a new product added to the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor 5100 family. Called the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor 5120D, it is optimised for high density environments with the ability to allow sockets to attach directly to a mini-board for use in a blade form factor.

'Our innovative RSC Tornado liquid-cooled architecture again delivered the high level of energy efficiency and world record computing and power density. This is a bright example of new technology level – a 200 Tflops machine, that would have occupied a large hall just a few years ago, now fits into a standard rack,' said Alexey Shmelev, chief operational officer at RSC Group.  

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