The Mole-8.5 system at Institute of Process Engineering (IPE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the first supercomputer in the world that uses the latest NVIDIA Tesla C2050 GPUs with a theoretical peak performance (Rpeak) of 1Pflops in double precision, ranked as the Top 3 supercomputer in China and the NO.19 of the 35th TOP500 List (released in Hamburger, Germany on 31st of May) worldwide, was built with TYAN FT72-B7015 platform.
The Mole-8.5 system consistsof 372 computing and data processing nodes based on the TYAN FT72-B7015 platform which is developed jointly by TYAN and IPE. Each platform is a 4U 2-way GPU barebones server, which embedded with (2) Intel Xeon 5520 series processors and(6) NVIDIA Tesla C2050 per each node, which will achieve a theoretical peak performance (Rpeak) of approximately 3TFlops in double precision. The Mole-8.5 system of IPE, CAS has achieved a Linpack performance (Rmax) of 207.3 TFlops and even higher performance in some real applications. Utilizing the TYAN hardware designs, this system will not only provide the highest performance, but also provides scalability and advanced floating point processing capabilities demanded by research and design industries.
"This is a fantastic platform!" said Prof. Wei Ge, project leader for the Mole-8.5 system at IPE, CAS. "We strongly believe it is the right choice for a wide range of applications that can take full advantage of high performance GPUs. It is one of the most cost-effective, energy-efficient, compact and reliable component we can find to build our system, and its capability has been demonstrated in our multi-scale discrete simulations for a number of scientific and industrial applications."
"Being the leading provider in the channel server market, TYAN is focused on advanced R&D capability and manufacturing ability," said Albert Mu, Vice President of TYAN Business Unit of MiTAC International Corporation. TYAN is devoted to adopting leading technology and developing cutting-edge platforms to allow our customers to become the leaders in their industries. The participation of the Mole-8.5 system projects of IPE, CAS is the demonstration of TYAN's commitment as the hardware provide behind customers.
TYAN FT72-B7015 computing solutions support up to 8 NVIDIA Tesla M2050 and M2070 GPU Computing Processors in a 4U chassis by supporting 2 Intel Xeon processor 5600 series or 5500 series, 8 PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots, up to 144 GB of registered memory, 4 1-GbE network ports, and up to 2 2.5" internal disks for FT72-B7015 to provide an outstanding cost/performance ratio with extensive GPU expandability for HPC and GPGPU applications.