ASUS-Powered Supercomputer Rides High in TOP500 and Green500 Lists
ESC4000/FDR G2 servers drive
world-leading supercomputer to high-ranking positions in global HPC and
ASUS today announced that its ESC4000/FDR G2 servers powered the SANAM
high-performance-computing (HPC) cluster to secure the number 59 spot in the
November 2013 TOP500 table, the definitive list of the world’s most powerful
commercially available computers. The ASUS-powered SANAM cluster also ranked 11th
in the November 2013 Green500 list of most energy-efficient supercomputers on
ESC4000/FDR G2 servers form the heart of the SANAM high-performing computing
(HPC) cluster, a joint supercomputing project designed by Germany’s Frankfurt
Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) and the King Abdulaziz City for Science
and Technology (KACST) in Saudi Arabia to support national-level scientific
ASUS-powered SANAM cluster delivers total processing power of 532.6TFLOPS and
energy efficiency of 2.3GFLOPS/watt — world-class performance that’s confirmed
by the latest TOP500 and Green500 charts.
Supercomputing power delivered by ASUS
The ASUS ESC4000/FDR G2 delivers the latest
HPC technology, with superior parallel processing and InfiniBand™, an
interconnect technology with high throughput, low latency, quality of service (QoS)
and failover. ESC4000/FDR G2 servers support InfiniBand FDR (fourteen data
rate) transfers of up to 56Gbit/s.
The ESC4000/FDR G2’s architecture makes it
an excellent choice for heavy-duty calculations and modeling-intensive
applications. ASUS-powered SANAM supercomputers excel in fields such as
aerospace, weather forecasting and simulating chemical reactions and particle
movement. The TOP500-ranked SANAM HPC cluster employs 210 ASUS ESC4000/FDR G2
servers with 420 AMD FirePro™ S10000 dual-GPU (graphics-processing unit) modules
and an array of 420 Intel Xeon® E5-2650 eight-core processors — giving a total
of 38,400 processor cores.
High power, high efficiency and highly
ESC4000/FDR G2 server that powered the SANAM cluster to high
positions in the world’s most prestigious HPC and energy-efficiency tablets is both established and trusted in many finance, virtualization and
high-end scientific settings.
The two-rack-unit (2U) server is based on the dual Intel
Xeon E5-2600 platform with eight hot-swappable 3.5-inch SATA hard drive cages
and a 1+1-redundant 1620W 80 PLUS® Platinum-certified power supply
that provides up to 94% energy efficiency. With nine PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 x16 expansion slots, the ASUS
ESC4000/FDR G2 delivers high-density computing power that is highly scalable.