AMD EPYC™ Processors Picked by Argonne National Laboratory to Prepare for Exascale Future

AMD EPYC™ Processors Picked by Argonne National Laboratory to Prepare for Exascale Future

—The new Polaris supercomputer will enhance AI, engineering, and scientific initiatives for forthcoming exascale supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory—

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2021 (World NEWSWIRE) — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) introduced that the U.S. Section of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) has chosen AMD EPYC™ processors to ability a new supercomputer, called Polaris, which will prepare researchers for the forthcoming exascale supercomputer at Argonne termed Aurora. Polaris is built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), will use 2nd Gen EPYC processors and then upgrade to 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors, and will allow experts and builders to test and optimize software package codes and applications to tackle a array of AI, engineering, and scientific projects.

“AMD EPYC server processors keep on to be the primary alternative for present day HPC investigation, providing the performance and abilities desired to assist remedy the intricate challenges that pre-exascale and exascale computing will tackle,” mentioned Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and typical manager, Datacenter and Embedded Alternatives Company Team, AMD. “We are particularly very pleased to support Argonne Countrywide Laboratory and their essential study into places like reduced carbon systems, clinical investigation, astronomy, solar electric power and more as we attract nearer to the exascale era.”

Polaris will use the AMD EPYC 7532 and EPYC 7543 processors, and NVIDIA® A100 Tensor Core GPUs, to deliver roughly 44 petaflops of peak double precision efficiency, which is 4x more quickly than Argonne’s existing supercomputers.

Originally, Polaris will be applied by research teams taking part in initiatives such as the DOE’s Exascale Computing Project and the ALCF’s Early Science Program. User communities in just the DOE’s Exascale Computing Task will also use Polaris for optimizing engineering duties for Argonne’s forthcoming exascale supercomputer, which includes scaling of combined CPU and GPU-enabled programs and the integration of workflows combining modeling, simulation, AI and other information-intense factors.

Polaris is scheduled to be sent and put in in August 2021 and will go into use starting off early 2022. The broader HPC group will entry the system in spring of 2022 to get ready workloads for the next technology of DOE’s HPC assets.

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