Monday, April 28, 2008

GPGPU Cluster for France

French Supercomputer to be Intel plus Nvidia's Tesla...

I didn't see this covered too broadly, but it is a notable event

French hybrid supercomputer to exceed 300 TFLOPS by 2009

French supercomputing institute Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif (GENCI) along with former nuclear research institute CEA (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique) has asked Bull to make the first hybrid PC cluster in Europe. The new machine will be housed south of Paris in Bruyères le Châtel, a data centre also used by military institute CEA-DAM. The Bull Novascale series machine will be composed of 1068 cluster nodes, each consisting of eight Intel processor cores and an additional 48 GPU application accelerators with 512 cores each. The supercomputer will also have 25 TB of RAM and 1 PB of hard drive storage.

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