Dell today said its PowerEdge C6320 server delivers up to two times performance improvement on the leading HPC performance benchmark.
The PowerEdge C6320 is designed to offer four independent server nodes in a 2U chassis. Compared to the previous generation, it provides up to two times the performance improvement on the LinPack spec, up to 45 percent improvement on the SPECint_rate benchmark and up to 28 percent better power efficiency on the Spec_Power benchmark, said Dell.
PowerEdge C6320 features the latest generation of Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors and provides up to 18 cores per socket (144 cores per 2U chassis), up to 512GB of DDR4 memory and up to 72TB of flexible local storage.
The PowerEdge C6320 now comes integrated with iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller. By leveraging iDRAC8, customers can automate many routine management tasks and reduce the time and number of steps to deploy, monitor and update their servers throughout their lifecycle.
For the HPC and big data workloads, customers can pair the PowerEdge C6320 with the accelerator-optimized PowerEdge C4130. PowerEdge C4130 is a GPU dense and flexible rack server purpose-built to speed the most demanding workloads, said Dell.
Dell said the PowerEdge C4130 delivers up to 33 percent better GPU/accelerator density than its closest competitors and 400 percent more PCIe GPU/accelerators per processor per rack U than a comparable HP system. PowerEdge C4130 can achieve over 7.2 Teraflops on a single 1U server and has a performance/watt ratio of up to 4.17 Gigaflops per watt.
Dell PowerEdge C6320 is powering Comet, a new petascale supercomputer designed to transform advanced scientific computing by expanding access and capacity among traditional as well as research domains.
Comet includes 27 racks of PowerEdge C6320 compute nodes and is designed to optimize capacity for modest-scale jobs. Totaling 1,944 nodes or 46,656 cores, Comet provides a five-fold increase in compute capacity versus SDSC’s previous HPC system.