Russian high performance computing developer sets second consecutive world record of computing density

Russian high performance computing developer sets second consecutive world record of computing densityRSC Group, a leading Russian HPC solutions developer, has set a new world record of computing density of 1 petaFLOPS per server rack

RSC Group, a leading four-year-old developer and integrator of high performance computing (HPC) solutions in the former Soviet Union, has set a new world record of computing density of 1 petaFLOPS per server rack, reported East-West Digital News, the first all English-language online resource dedicated to Russian digital industries. It is five times greater than the company?s prior record of 211 teraFLOPS per rack set earlier this year on its RSC Tornado supercomputer architecture. A petaFLOPS is a 1,000 trillion floating point operations per second. PetaStream, the group?s proprietary solution, contains 1,024 computing nodes, each built on a 60-kernel Intel Xeon Phi 5120D coprocessor with 8GB of high-bandwidth GDDR5 memory. The nodes are interconnected, using a high speed Infiniband FDR network, and each rack is equipped with a liquid cooling system capable of removing 400kW of heat. In addition to the nodes, there are up to 640 solid state drives (SSD) that can be installed in every rack. The combination of these and other innovative features has resulted in what RSC refers to as a ?revolutionary high-density HPC solution capable of processing over 250,000 execution threads in a single rack based on x86 architecture...