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Intel tuo suurteholaskentaratkaisut yhä useamman käyttäjän saataville

Julkaistu: 17.11.2015 klo 14:53
Julkaisija: Intel

Helsinki, 17.11.2015 – Intel on julkaissut useita parannuksia Intel Scalable System Framework -arkkitehtuuriinsa (SFF). Parannukset tuovat suurteholaskennan (high performance computing, HPC) ominaisuuksia ja etuja useampien alojen ja uusien työkuormien saataville. Lisäksi yhtiö esitteli Intel Omni-Path Architecture -ratkaisun (OPA). Kyseessä on uusi suurteholaskennalle optimoitu  alustateknologia, joka tuo suurteholaskentaklustereiden suorituskyvyn yhä useamman erilaisen käyttäjän saataville.

Suurteholaskenta on muuttamassa toimialoja uusien saataville tuomiensa työkuormien kuten big data –analytiikan myötä. Perinteiset toimialat, kuten terveydenhuolto ja finanssipalvelut, vaativat enenevässä määrin supertietokonetasoisia laskentaominaisuuksia saadakseen reaaliaikaista tietoa entistä suuremmista ja monimutkaisemmista datajoukoista. Intelin innovaatiot kehittävät suurteholaskennan suorituskykyä ja helpottavat käyttöönottoa. Yhtiö ennustaakin, että suurteholaskenta yleistyy.

”Olemme siirtymässä uudelle aikakaudelle, jolla suurteholaskenta on muuttumassa tiettyyn ongelmaan tarkoitetusta työkalusta kaikkien käytettävissä olevaksi välineeksi”, sanoo Charlie Wuischpard, Intelin HPC Platform Groupin johtaja. ”Järjestelmätason innovaatiot prosessoinnissa, muistissa, ohjelmistossa ja rakenneteknologioissa mahdollistavat järjestelmän ominaisuuksien suunnittelun ja optimoinnin eri käyttötarkoituksiin perinteisestä suurteholaskennasta aina big data -analytiikan kehittyvään maailmaan sekä kaikkeen siltä väliltä. Uskomme, että Intel Scalable System Framework -arkkitehtuuri on polku seuraavan sukupolven järjestelmien suunnittelemiseen ja tarjoamiseen ’suurteholaskentaa kaikkialla’ -aikakautta varten.”

Intel SSF suunniteltu mahdollistamaan skaalautuvammat, joustavammat ja tasapainoisemmat suurteholaskentajärjestelmät. Intel SSF auttaa yksinkertaistamaan suurteholaskentajärjestelmien hankintaa, käyttöönottoa ja hallintaa. Lisäksi Intel SSF helpottaa erilaisten järjestelmän eri osia kuormittavien työkuormien suorittamista mahdollistaessaan innovaatiot, jotka optimoivat eri työkuormien suorituksen hallinnan johdonmukaisella tavalla. Intel SSF tarjoaa myös alustan suurteholaskentajärjestelmien käyttöönotolle pilviympäristöissä.

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Intel Nordics
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Hill+Knowlton Strategies
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Intel Architects High Performance Computing System Designs
to Bring Power of Supercomputing Mainstream

Intel® Scalable System Framework and Intel® Omni-Path Fabric
Drive Expanded Use of HPC Systems to More Industries, Workloads


AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 16, 2015 – Intel Corporation today announced several advancements to its Intel® Scalable System Framework (Intel® SSF) that promise to bring high performance computing (HPC) capabilities and benefits to more industries and new workloads. As a foundational element of the Intel SSF, Intel introduced the Intel® Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA), a new HPC-optimized fabric technology that makes the performance of HPC clusters more accessible to a broader variety of users.

Once reserved only for governments and academia to solve the most complex computational problems, like genome sequencing and climate research, HPC is transforming more industries with new workloads such as big data analytics. More and more, traditional sectors, like healthcare and financial services, are demanding supercomputer-like capabilities to gain real-time insights from increasingly large and complex data sets. As Intel innovations expand HPC capabilities and lower the barriers to adoption, it predicts HPC will become mainstream.

“We’re entering a new era in which supercomputing is being transformed from a tool for a specific problem to a general tool for many,” said Charlie Wuischpard, vice president and general manager of HPC Platform Group at Intel. “System-level innovations in processing, memory, software and fabric technologies are enabling system capabilities to be designed and optimized for different usages, from traditional HPC to the emerging world of big data analytics and everything in between. We believe the Intel Scalable System Framework is the path forward for designing and delivering the next generation of systems for the ‘HPC everywhere’ era.”

Intel SSF is an advanced architectural approach designed to enable more scalable, flexible and balanced HPC systems. Intel SSF will help to simplify the procurement, deployment and management of HPC systems, broadening the accessibility of HPC to more industries and workloads such as data-driven analytics, visualization and machine learning.

The Intel SSF architecture helps run these divergent workloads that stress different parts of the system – compute, memory, I/O – by enabling innovations that optimize the performance of a variety of workloads to be managed in a consistent way. Intel SSF also provides a consistent platform for HPC system deployments in cloud environments.

News Highlights

  • Intel will provide Intel SSF reference architectures, designs and validation tools. These technical system specifications will include hardware and software bill of materials for Intel SSF validated systems.
  • Colfax*, Cray*, Dell*, Fujitsu Systems Europe*, HPE*, Inspur*, Lenovo*, Penguin Computing*, SGI*, Sugon* and Supermicro* to announce plans to launch systems based on the Intel SSF early next year.
  • Introduced Intel OPA, an end-to-end fabric solution that cost-effectively improves the performance of HPC applications for entry level to large-scale HPC clusters.
  • Intel OPA’s 48-port switch enables up to 26 percent more servers than InfiniBand* EDR within the same budget1 and up to 60 percent lower power consumption for a more efficient switch and system infrastructure2.
  • Intel OPA is currently being used at several large sites, including the Texas Advanced Computing Center and the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center. Colfax, Cray, Dell, Fujitsu Systems Europe, Hitachi*, Huawei*, HPE, Inspur, Lenovo, NEC*, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro and other system vendors starting to announce Intel OPA-based switches and server platforms, with volume shipments ramping in the first quarter of next year.
  • Intel announced that preproduction Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors (code-named Knights Landing) are running in several supercomputing-class systems. Cray has a system currently running multiple customer applications in preparation for the supercomputer deployments at Los Alamos (Trinity system) and NERSC (Cori system). Systems are also installed at CEA (the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) by Atos and Sandia National Laboratories by Penguin Computing. Intel expects more than 50 system providers to have Intel Xeon Phi product family-based systems in the market at launch.
  • Intel is among more than 30 founding members of the OpenHPC Collaborative Project, a new community-led organization focused on developing a comprehensive and cohesive open source HPC system software stack to drive broader adoption. Intel-supported versions of the open source HPC system software stack are expected to be available next year.
  • Intel expands HPC ecosystem support and investments with the creation of five new Intel Parallel Computing Centers focused on Lustre* software development; through a new long-term strategic partnership with the Alan Turing Institute to further the role of high performance computing and data sciences in the U.K.; and with an expanded collaboration with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, focused on advancing the exascale capabilities of the Intel SSF.
  • Intel announced a multiyear, multimillion-dollar program to increase diversity within the HPC ecosystem consisting of a new scholarship program designed to attract women and underrepresented minorities to pursue graduate degrees in computational and data science programs, as well as a new internship program to increase the diversity of Intel’s HPC workforce.


SC15 HPC Matters Plenary
Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group, will deliver the opening HPC Matters plenary presentation taking place at SC15 on Monday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to view a replay of the presentation, visit: http://supercomputing_intel.tri-digital.com.

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1 Assumes a 750-node cluster, and number of switch chips required is based on a full bisectional bandwidth (FBB) Fat-Tree configuration. Intel® OPA uses one fully populated 768-port director switch, and Mellanox EDR solution uses a combination of 648-port director switches and 36-port edge switches. Mellanox component pricing from www.kernelsoftware.com, with prices as of Nov. 3, 2015. Compute node pricing based on Dell PowerEdge R730 server from www.dell.com, with prices as of May 26, 2015. Intel® OPA pricing based on estimated reseller pricing based on expected Intel MSRP pricing, to be available on on ark.intel.com in November 2015.

2 Assumes 750-node cluster, and number of switch chips required is based on a full bisectional bandwidth (FBB) Fat-Tree configuration. Intel® OPA uses one fully populated 768-port director switch, and Mellanox EDR solution uses a combination of director switches and edge switches. Mellanox power data based on Mellanox CS7500 Director Switch, Mellanox SB7700/SB7790 Edge switch, and Mellanox ConnectX-4 VPI adapter card installation documentation posted on www.mellanox.com as of Nov. 1, 2015. Intel OPA power data based on product briefs posted on www.intel.com as of Nov. 16, 2015. Intel® OPA pricing based on estimated reseller pricing based on expected Intel MSRP pricing, to be available on ark.intel.com in November 2015.

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Intel on maailman johtavia innovaattoreita tietojenkäsittelyssä. Yhtiö suunnittelee ja kehittää teknologioita, jotka muodostavat perustan erilaisille tietoteknisille laitteille. Vastuullisuuden ja kestävän kehityksen johtavana yrityksenä Intel valmistaa maailman ensimmäisiä kaupallisesti saatavia, konfliktivapaita mikroprosessoreita. Lisätietoja Intelistä saa kansainvälisiltä sivustoilta osoitteista http://newsroom.intel.com/ ja http://blogs.intel.com/. Lisätietoja Intelin konfliktivapaista pyrkimyksistä löytyy osoitteesta conflictfree.intel.com. Suomessa Intelin uutisia julkaistaan myös Twitterissä osoitteessa https://twitter.com/IntelFinland.


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