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Posted May 08, 2018 05:27:00forest high school, nw, nws, australia, austrian,australian university,supercomputer forest,super computer,samsung source Engadsider title Aussie school’s supercomputer gets 10.7 petaflops from Australia article Posted Apr 30, 2018 23:55:18The Australian University’s (AUU) National Supercomputer (NS) has achieved 10.71 petaflflops, more than the fastest ever in a single-chip computing architecture.
The research, conducted at the University of Queensland’s (UQ) Royal Australian National University (RAANU), used an IBM server cluster to test the performance of a new system called the Supercomputer Forest High School (SHS), which is capable of accessing 1.7 million processors.
It is the first time that a single node in a multi-node supercomputer has been used to achieve such a feat, and the first for a single university.
The researchers, from the University’s Centre for Computational Sciences (CCS), and the university’s Advanced Computing Centre (ACC), developed the new supercomputer system with a multi (or multi-gigabit) node system.SHS is currently the largest computing system in the world and uses more than 1,000 cores of Intel Xeon processors, which are designed to handle high-performance computing.
It has been installed at the RAANU’s campus in the state’s northern town of Lismore and is currently being used to simulate the development and deployment of climate-changing technologies.
It also serves as a platform for the research, which will be presented at the International Conference on Supercomputing (ICSC) in Shanghai in March 2020.
“The research demonstrates that an integrated supercomputer architecture with more than 100 nodes can be scaled up to scale 10 petaflatons per node,” said lead author Dr Michael Trew, from UQ.
“By running a single system with more nodes, the performance gains can be significant.”
The research was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Excellence Grant (REgr Grant 01-010901).
“The forest high schools, which we have been working on for many years, are the first ever to achieve 10 petawatt speeds using this new supercomputing architecture,” Dr Trew said.
The new system can reach a theoretical maximum theoretical performance of up to 10 petabits per second.
“This was achieved using a single supercomputer node, with a theoretical peak performance of over 10 petabytes per second,” he said.
“In addition to the new computing power, the system also boasts the capability to simulate weather, weather effects and other types of problems that might be faced in the future.”
The Forest High Schools supercomputer is one of a number of facilities at the UQ, which have recently gained national attention for their work in supercomputers.
The university’s research centre is one among the centres at the Australian National Supercomputers Facility (ANSTF), which currently has a number to its name, including the world-leading Australian supercomputer, the ANSQT, which recently achieved a theoretical top speed of 10 petawatts.
The facility also has a large number of other systems such as the High-Performance Computing Facility (HPCF) and the Power Computing Centre, which use supercomputational computing power to help drive research and development.