University of Stuttgart launched Hawk supercomputer with AMD EPYC 7742 processors

Today at the Center for Supercomputing at the University of Stuttgart (HLRS), a gala event was held to launch the new supercomputer. Hawk (HPE Appolo 9000) powered by second-generation AMD EPYC processors with 26 PFLOPS peak performance.

The Hawk configuration includes 5632 compute nodes. Each node is built on two 64-core AMD EPYC 7742 processors, so in total there are 720,896 cores in the system. By the way, this is the system with the largest number of second-generation EPYC processors, not only in Germany, but throughout the EMEA region. The processors operate at a frequency of 2.25 GHz. At their disposal is approximately 1.44 PB of RAM. The nodes are connected by InfiniBand HDR200 connections with a bandwidth of 200 Gbit / s. The Enhanced 9D-Hypercube topology includes 3024 cables with a total length of about 20 km. The storage subsystem with a volume of about 25 PB has approximately 2,400 drives with a capacity of 14 TB. The supercomputer is powered by 2112 power supplies. The average power consumption is 3.5 MW, while the LinPack test is 4.1 MW.

The supercomputer is said to be designed for research in energy, climate, mobility and healthcare.

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