Lenovo and Intel will deliver a new supercomputer to Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in Munich, Germany.
The China-based networking and device major said the delivery of the supercomputer is expected towards the end of next year.
The supercomputer called SuperMUC-NG will support LRZ in its research across scientific disciplines, such as astrophysics, fluid dynamics and life sciences, by offering secure and energy-efficient high-performance computing (HPC) services.
Lenovo said the LRZ installation will feature the 20-millionth server shipped by Lenovo, a significant milestone in the company’s data center history.
“The SuperMUC-NG installation will provide better compute power in a smaller data center footprint with reduced energy usage through water-cooling technology,” said Scott Tease, executive director, HPC and AI, Lenovo Data Center Group.
SuperMUC-NG will deliver 26.7 petaflop compute capacity — powered by nearly 6,500 nodes of Lenovo’s ThinkSystem SD650 servers, to scientists. Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650 servers are powered by Intel Xeon Platinum processors with Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel AVX 512), and interconnected with Intel Omni-Path Architecture.
The integration of Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestrator (LiCO), a management suite with an intuitive GUI that helps accelerate development of HPC and AI applications, as well as cloud-based components, will empower LRZ researchers with the freedom to virtualize, process data sets and share results with colleagues.
The SuperMUC-NG supercomputer will benefit from Intel technical optimizations and feature water cooling technology from Lenovo. Lenovo’s water-cooling technology delivers 45 percent electricity savings to LRZ as compared to a similar, standard air-cooled system.
“Intel offers the technical foundation that, when combined with the solution expertise of Lenovo, delivers the efficient performance and ease of programming to help LRZ’s researchers drive more discoveries with deeper analytics,” said Trish Damkroger, vice president of Technical Computing at Intel.