At the 2015 Supercomputing Conference in Austin, Texas, leading HPC and visualization provider Exxact Corporation announced its first ever ranking in the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Codenamed the Yoda, the Exxact developed supercomputer placed No. 227 on the list featuring 7,920 cores, a Rmax value of 417.0 teraflops, and a Rpeak value of 831.0 teraflops.
The Yoda cluster is stationed in Washington D.C. at the Naval Research Laboratory where scientific and technological research is conducted for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The supercomputer is comprised of seven separate 42U racks that contain 64x fully customized Exxact Tensor TS4-264535-NTS 4U GPU computing systems. The entire cluster is connected by a one-to-one non-blocking FDR (56 GB/s) Infiniband Network. It is equipped with 512 NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black GPUs, totaling out to over 1.4 million CUDA Cores. In addition, the Yoda cluster comprises of 128 Intel Xeon E5-2620v2 Processors, and a staggering 8.32TB of memory.
"This marks the first year that an Exxact cluster has been placed on the highly regarded TOP500 list,” said Jason Chen, Vice-President of Exxact Corporation. “We are extremely excited to see that our innovative solution with the Naval Research Lab is receiving recognition and has been included with some of the top supercomputers in the world.”
The Exxact Supercomputer listing can be found on the TOP500 website here.
About Exxact Corporation
Exxact develops and manufactures innovative computing platforms and solutions that include workstation, server, cluster, and storage products developed for Life Sciences, HPC, Big Data, Cloud, Visualization, Video Wall, and AV applications. With a full range of engineering and logistics services, including consultancy, initial solution validation, manufacturing, implementation, and support, Exxact enables their customers to solve complex computing challenges, meet product development deadlines, improve resource utilization, reduce energy consumption, and maintain a competitive edge.
About the TOP500 List
The first version of what became today’s TOP500 list started as an exercise for a small conference in Germany in June 1993. Out of curiosity, the authors decided to revisit the list in November 1993 to see how things had changed. About that time they realized they might be on to something and decided to continue compiling the list, which is now a much-anticipated, much-watched and much-debated twice-yearly event.
The TOP500 list is compiled by Hans Meuer of the University of Mannheim, Germany; Erich Strohmaier and Horst Simon of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.