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RSC supercomputers go west

The RSC Group have signed a business cooperation agreement with the Czech based company M Computers. This agreement is aimed at expanding marketing promotion and future deployments of the RSC in Europe.

RSC Group, a developer and system integrator of solutions for high-performance computing (HPC) and data centres in Russia and CIS, concluded a business cooperation agreement with M Computers, the only company in the Czech Republic with the title of Intel HPC Data Center Specialist.

‘We were looking for a reliable business partner in the European Union, which has solid business experience on the enterprise server market, strong relations with academic and government institutions as well as very professional and well-educated staff in HPC hardware, software and storage solutions to be able to provide a high-quality on-site customer support. We believe that partnership with M Computers will help RSC to offer its innovative supercomputing and data centre solutions for European clients, which could recognise such advantages of our equipment as the ultimate computing and power density, energy efficiency, compactness, reliability, ease to manage and maintain.’ - comments Alexey Shmelev, Chief Operations Officer of RSC Group.

‘We were needed a solution for our supercomputing customers and large data centres that would complement our portfolio for highly efficient servers in terms of space, power and cooling. Our demands fulfilled ideally by RSC products and technologies. RSC Group is one of the leading HPC companies around the world due to its outstanding data centre power usage efficiency (PUE) of 1.04 which has been measured at real customer site, unique and patented direct liquid cooling technology enabling a hot water mode (up to 63 °C), as well as the world records of performance and power density of 1.2 PFLOPS and 400 kW per rack .’ - says Marek Vasicek, Partner and Chief Financial Officer of M Computers.

RSC first demonstrated a new generation of its high performance, scalable and energy-efficient RSC Tornado solution with direct liquid cooling based on the newest multi-core Intel Xeon Phi 7200 processor (previously code named as Knights Landing) at ISC’16 in Germany earlier this year. This new system improves on previous versions of RSC technology with an improved footprint and computing density of up to 528 Tflops per cabinet. The solution provides stable operation of computing nodes in ‘hot water’ mode at +63 °С at node inputs.

The RSC Tornado cluster solution can also be implemented with Intel Xeon E5- 2600 v4 server processors (including high-end model Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4) providing high computing density of 237 Tflops in a standard 42U (80x80x200 cm) cabinet.

Innovative management and monitoring system of RSC solutions for high-performance computing also provide high availability, resistance to failures and ease of use. It can be used to manage single nodes and the entire solution, including infrastructure components. All elements of the system (computing nodes, power supplies, hydraulic regulation modules, etc.) have an integrated management module providing broad capabilities for detailed telemetry and flexible management. Cabinet design supports the replacement of computing nodes, power supplies and hydraulic regulation modules (with redundancy) in hot-swap mode without interruption of system operation. Most components of the system (such as computing nodes, power supplies, network and infrastructure components, etc.) are software-defined, and this significantly simplifies and speeds up initial deployment, maintenance and future upgrades of the system. Liquid cooling of all components ensures their longevity.

Latest innovative approaches in the new generation of RSC Tornado cluster solution enabled dramatic reduction of infrastructure costs within the scope of computing system development and provided capabilities for more flexible upgrades of single nodes and the entire system.

The newest RSC solutions and technologies will be on display at the SC16 exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. 


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