MIT Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center created a 1 petaflop system in less than a month to further research in autonomous systems, device physics and machine learning.

Twice each year, the TOP500 list ranks the 500 most powerful general-purpose computer systems known. In the present list, released at the SC16 conference in Salt Lake City, UT, computers in common use for high-end applications are ranked by their performance on the LINPACK Benchmark. Sixteen of these world-class systems are powered by Dell EMC. Collectively, these customers are accomplishing amazing results, continually innovating and breaking new ground to solve the biggest, most important challenges of today and tomorrow while also making major contributions to the advancement of HPC.

Here are just a few examples:

  • Texas Advanced Computing Center/University of Texas
    Stampede - PowerEdge C8220, Xeon E5-2680 8C 2.700GHz, Infiniband FDR, Intel Xeon Phi SE10P and
    Stampede-KNL - Intel S7200AP Cluster, Intel Xeon Phi 7250 68C 1.4GHz, Intel Omni-Path
    The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), a Dell EMC HPC Innovation Center, designs and operates some of the world's most powerful computing resources. The Center's mission is to enable discoveries that advance science and society through the application of advanced computing technologies. TACC supports the University of Texas System and National Science Foundation researchers with the newest version of their Stampede high-performance computing cluster.

  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
    TX-Green - S7200AP Cluster, Intel Xeon Phi 7210 64C 1.3GHz, Intel Omni-Path
    MIT Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center (LLSC) supports research and development aimed at solutions to problems that are critical to the Nation. The research spans diverse fields such as space observations, robotic vehicles, communications, cyber security, machine learning, sensor processing, electronic devices, bioinformatics, and air traffic control. LLSC addresses the supercomputing needs of thousands of MIT scientists and engineers by providing interactive, on-demand supercomputing and big data capabilities with zero carbon footprint.

  • Centre for High Performance Computing, South Africa         
    Lengau - PowerEdge C6320, Xeon E5-2690v3 12C 2.6GHz, Infiniband FDR
    The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), a Dell EMC HPC Innovation Center, is part of South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and hosts the fastest computer on the African continent. CHPC’s new Dell EMC-powered Lengau system will enable new opportunities and avenues in cutting-edge research, such as building the world's largest radio telescope, and will provide the computational capacity to build the private sector and non-academic user base of CHPC to help spur national economic growth.

  • University of Florida
    HiperGator 2.0 - PowerEdge C6320, Xeon E5-2698v3 16C 2.3GHz, Infiniband
    The University of Florida’s HiPerGator 2.0 system performs complex calculations and data analyses for researchers and scholars at UF and their collaborators worldwide. It is helping researchers find life-saving drugs and get them from the computer to the clinic more quickly, make more accurate, decades-long weather forecasts and improve body armor for troops.

  • Ohio Supercomputer Center
    Owens - Dell PowerEdge C6320/R730, Xeon E5-2680v4 14C 2.4GHz, Infiniband EDR
    The Ohio Supercomputer Center empowers a wide array of groundbreaking innovation and economic development activities in the fields of bioscience, advanced materials, data exploitation and other areas of state focus by providing a powerful high performance computing, research and educational cyberinfrastructure for a diverse statewide/regional constituency.

  • Dell EMC HPC Innovation Lab
    Zenith - Dell PowerEdge C6320 & Dell PowerEdge R630, Xeon E5-2697v4 18C 2.3GHz, Intel Omni-Path
    The Dell EMC HPC Innovation Lab is dedicated to HPC research, development and innovation. Its engineers are meeting real-life, workload-specific challenges through collaboration with the global HPC research community and are publishing whitepapers on their research findings. They are utilizing the lab’s world-class Infrastructure to characterize performance behavior and to test and validate upcoming technologies. The Dell EMC HPC Innovation Lab is also an OpenHPC R&D contributor.