PRESS RELEASE

The Aurora HPC 10-10

Based on the Intel Sandy Bridge processing platform, the Aurora HPC 10-10 can thermally manage the top of the Xeon E5 series, the E5-2687W at 3.1 Ghz (150W TDP), in a standard rack to deliver 100 teraflops of CPU computational power at 110kW of peak consumption. Improving on the previous AU 5600 supercomputer, the hot cooling system (coolant at 50°C +) is more efficient in extracting heat from the system, while the power conversion of the AU 5600 has been inherited and enables data centre PUEs as low as 1.05.

The 10-10’s nodes are 50 x 16 cm blades that are hot-pluggable, despite being liquid cooled, and limited cabling is present inside each rack, where the backplanes handle most of the I/O communication. Further features include fast interconnects, an optional FPGA-driven 3D Torus and three multi-level synchronisation networks. Eurotech delivers the HPC 10-10 complete with drivers, operating system (CentOS Linux), 3D Torus software, proprietary monitoring software and a comprehensive HPC software stack, which guarantees compatibility with most of the open source and commercial scientific, industrial and business applications. The HPC 10-10 is in the process of Intel Cluster Ready certification.

Company: 
Analysis and opinion
Feature

Robert Roe looks at research from the University of Alaska that is using HPC to change the way we look at the movement of ice sheets

Feature

Robert Roe talks to cooling experts to find out what innovation lies ahead for HPC users

Analysis and opinion