Using the world's fastest file storage technology from DDN, the HLRN Alliance will be able to achieve an overall aggregate bandwidth performance of more than 50 gigabytes per second, which will represent nearly 4x greater performance over its previous system.
This will allow the HLRN Alliance to better support a range of new scientific endeavors, from developing new kinds of molecular modeling to expediting the design of new drugs or creating wind stream simulations to improve the architecture of individual buildings in major cities.
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Joining forces with Adaptive Computing will allow us to run Cray XC30 at two HLRN locations in an extremely efficient and balanced way," said Peg Williams, Cray's senior vice president of high performance computing systems.
We look forward to continuing our rewarding relationship with HLRN on their new system, one of the largest Cray deployments in Europe," said Rob Clyde, CEO of Adaptive Computing.
Apart from Justice Shah and Kothari, others who took part in the panel discussion were Amitabh Kundu, Director of Hazards Centre and Dunu Roy of HLRN
SGI is the contractual vendor of both HLRN sites, where it will provide the corresponding solutions.
With the new SGI Altix system, the HLRN Group will be equipped, for the first time, with more than 25,000 processor cores," said Herr Prof.
With research driven by the principle of "Math, Computation & Data at Work", ZIB supports scientific projects conducted by several hundred academic and government researchers who share access to distributed supercomputing resources in Berlin and Hannover, Germany, as part of the HLRN alliance.
Given the wide range of data intensive applications and concurrent computations performed by the institute, HLRN required a Big Data solution that could deliver a significant increase in storage capacity, and also scale bandwidth and performance of its storage seamlessly.
By selecting a unified fabric from Voltaire that leverages both 20 Gigabits/second InfiniBand and 10 Gigabit Ethernet in a single switching platform, HLRN
gains improved performance and efficiency for their new supercomputer.
The SGI InfiniteStorage 4600 system is an essential component of this HLRN
supercomputing installation," said Prof.