Lenovo reveal its world’s largest Intel-based Supercomputer


Lenovo next-generation Supercomputer

Chinese PC maker Lenovo completed the delivery and implementation of its world’s largest, next-generation Intel-based Supercomputer at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

The 11.1 petaFLOP1 Supercomputer called MareNostrum 4, is located at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, in Barcelona.

The latest supercomputer ranked 13th in the top 500 list. The supercomputer is used for power diverse science workloads ranging from human genome research, bioinformatics and biomechanics to weather forecasting.

The fast delivery, installation and optimization of the MareNostrum 4 system, showcases Lenovo’s end-to-end, high-performance computing strength, said Kirk Skaugen, President of Lenovo Data Center Group.

The system is powered by more than 3,400 nodes of Lenovo’s next-generation servers, featuring Intel Xeon scalable processors, interconnected with more than 60 kilometers of high-speed, Intel Omni-Path Technology 100 Gb/s network cabling.

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From the lab to the factory, to the on-site implementation teams, the delivery of a system of this size and complexity demands a superior level of integration and skill, says Madhu Matta, VP & GM of High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence at Lenovo.

Genome sequence

It requires a focus on a holistic customer experience that very few companies are capable of delivering. The new system provides rapid, on-demand computation to speed up the genome sequence analysis.

The new supercomputer is the third high-performance computing (HPC) solution that it has installed at the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE). This claimed Lenovo, solidifies its position as the fastest growing supercomputer company in Europe.

Lenovo upgrading its Global HPC Innovation Center with 6,000 cores of the next-generation Intel Xeon scalable processors. The new NVIDIA GPUs interconnected with a choice of industry-leading, high-performance fabrics from Mellanox and Intel.

Lenovo has become the fastest growing TOP500 vendor in the world. Lenovo is No.1 in supercomputer in China. Country China is the world’s largest and fastest growing region for supercomputer, claiming 50% more entries than the nearest competitor. Lenovo is No. 2 in global TOP500 positions with 92 entries.