- More capacity, less energy needed. Following the success of our client’s first MSF, we supported the expansion to a second module. The facility reduces the amount of electricity and water typically needed to cool traditional supercomputing facilities.
- The MSF included four HPE E-cells containing 1,152 nodes with dual 20-core Intel Xeon Gold 6148 (Skylake) processors to Electra’s original configuration of 1,152 nodes with dual Xeon E5-2680v4 (Broadwell) processors, increasing the system’s theoretical peak performance from 1.23 to 4.79 petaflops (quadrillion floating-point operations per second).
- Energy efficient. The MSF uses both outdoor air and adiabatic technology to remove the heat generated by Electra and consumes less than 10% of the energy used in traditional supercomputing facilities. These savings are made possible by cooling technology that uses outside air and evaporative methods.
- This new module is also unique in that it employs new and advanced cooling technologies that allow it to hold twice the number of nodes as the original.