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June 19, 2019

New Penguin/AMD High-Performance Computing Cluster Coming to LLNL

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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 12:00 am

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in partnership with Penguin Computing, AMD, and Mellanox Technologies, will accept delivery of Corona, a new unclassified high performance computing (HPC) cluster that will provide unique capabilities for Lab researchers and industry partners to explore data science, machine learning and big data analytics.

The system will be provided by Penguin Computing and will be composed of AMD EPYC™ processors and AMD Radeon™ Instinct™ GPU (graphics processing unit) accelerators connected via a Mellanox HDR 200 Gigabit InfiniBand network. The system lends itself to applying machine learning and data analysis techniques to challenging problems in HPC and big data and will be used to support the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program. The system will be housed by Livermore Computing (LC) in an unclassified site adjacent to the High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC), dedicated to partnerships with American industry.

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