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Over 1,500 Nodes of TwinPro 2U 4 Node Servers Support Advanced Computationally Intensive Workloads for Pioneering Experimentation and Analysis

Super Micro Computer, Inc. announced that it has deployed an additional cluster at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to augment existing computing capabilities available for national security and to help discover therapeutics for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Called the 'Ruby' cluster, Supermicro's TwinPro 2U 4 node servers leverage advanced Second Intel Xeon Platinum processors with built-in AI acceleration and have 192 gigabytes (GB) of onboard memory. The cluster includes a total of almost 85,000 cores that reach an estimated six petaflops of peak performance. With over 1,500 nodes in 26 racks and 16 2U TwinPro servers in each rack (64 nodes), the racks are liquid-cooled using a direct-to-chip approach. These very dense racks, coupled with liquid cooling, enable a significantly smaller data center footprint and lower energy costs. Liquid cooling can provide up to 40-50% TCO savings by reducing air conditioning and cooling fan usage. Supermicro staged, tested, and orchestrated the rack-level integration and delivered complete plug-n-play systems to LLNL.

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