GIGABYTE Technology, Northern Data AG and AMD Join Forces to Drive HPC Mega-Project

Tai짯pei, Tai짯wan, Sep짯tem짯ber 9th 2020  GIGABYTE Tech짯no짯lo짯gy, (TWSE: 2376), an indus짯try lea짯der in high-per짯for짯mance ser짯vers and work짯sta짯tions, today is announ짯cing a part짯ner짯ship with Nor짯t짯hern Data AG (XETRA: NB2, ISIN: DE000A0SMU87) to crea짯te a HPC mega-pro짯ject with com짯pu짯ting power of around 3.1 exaflops.

GIGABYTE will sup짯p짯ly GPU-based ser짯ver sys짯tems equip짯ped with pro짯ven AMD EPYC꽓 pro짯ces짯sors and AMD Rade짯on Instinct꽓 acce짯le짯ra짯tors from tech짯no짯lo짯gy part짯ner AMD, a lea짯ding pro짯vi짯der of high per짯for짯mance com짯pu짯ting and gra짯phics tech짯no짯lo짯gies, to Nor짯t짯hern Data.

Nor짯t짯hern Data deve짯lo짯ps a dis짯tri짯bu짯ted com짯pu짯ting clus짯ter based on the hard짯ware at loca짯ti짯ons in Nor짯way, Swe짯den and Cana짯da, which in its final stage of deploy짯ment will pro짯vi짯de FP32 com짯pu짯ting power of around 3.1 exa짯flops (3.1 mil짯li짯on tera짯flops and 274.54 peta짯flops FP64). The world셲 fas짯test super짯com짯pu짯ter, the Japa짯ne짯se 쏤uka짯gu (Fuji짯tsu), has a cal짯cu짯la짯ti짯on power of 1.07 exa짯flops FP32 and 415.3 peta짯flops FP64, whe짯re짯as the second fas짯test, the US super짯com짯pu짯ter 쏶um짯mit (IBM) has a cal짯cu짯la짯ti짯on power of 0.414 exa짯flops FP32 and 148.0 peta짯flops FP64.

Tho짯mas Yen, Sales and BDM at GIGABYTE Tech짯no짯lo짯gy, comm짯ents: 쏻e are very exci짯ted about this mega-pro짯ject and the lively part짯ner짯ship with Nor짯t짯hern Data. In coope짯ra짯ti짯on with AMD, we are able to design, manu짯fac짯tu짯re and deli짯ver high volu짯mes of ser짯vers in very high pro짯duc짯tion qua짯li짯ty within a few months. This has con짯vin짯ced Nor짯t짯hern Data to equip its GPU-based HPC plat짯form, which does ren짯de짯ring, deep lear짯ning or arti짯fi짯ci짯al intel짯li짯gence, with GIGABYTE servers.

Sukh Dhil짯lon, EMEA Com짯mer짯cial Chan짯nel Sales Direc짯tor at AMD, comm짯ents: 쏻e are deligh짯ted to be in col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on with GIGABYTE and Nor짯t짯hern Data, one of the glo짯bal lea짯ders in HPC com짯pu짯ting. We look for짯ward to working on this uni짯que flag짯ship pro짯ject uti짯li짯zing second gene짯ra짯ti짯on AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors and AMD Rade짯on Instinct acce짯le짯ra짯tors hel짯ping set supe짯ri짯or stan짯dards for per짯for짯mance, secu짯ri짯ty and sca짯la짯bi짯li짯ty for the most deman짯ding workloads.

The hard짯ware will be deli짯ver짯ed in the coming weeks and months. GIGABYTE셲 high-per짯for짯mance ser짯vers com짯bi짯ne AMD pro짯ces짯sors sel짯ec짯ted by Nor짯t짯hern Data with a dedi짯ca짯ted ser짯ver archi짯tec짯tu짯re. In this way, GIGABYTE adapts the CPU- and GPU clus짯ters deve짯lo짯ped by Nor짯t짯hern Data to Nor짯t짯hern Data셲 tech짯ni짯cal requirements.

About GIGABYTE:
GIGABYTE is an engi짯neer, visio짯na짯ry, and lea짯der in the world of tech that uses its hard짯ware exper짯ti짯se, paten짯ted inno짯va짯tions, and indus짯try lea짯der짯ship to crea짯te, inspi짯re, and advan짯ce. Renow짯ned for over 30 years of award-win짯ning excel짯lence in mother짯boards and gra짯phics cards, GIGABYTE is a cor짯ner짯stone in the HPC com짯mu짯ni짯ty, pro짯vi짯ding busi짯nesses with ser짯ver and data cen짯ter exper짯ti짯se to acce짯le짯ra짯te their suc짯cess. At the fore짯front of evol짯ving tech짯no짯lo짯gy, GIGABYTE is devo짯ted to inven짯ting smart solu짯ti짯ons that enable digi짯ta짯liza짯ti짯on from edge to cloud, and allow cus짯to짯mers to cap짯tu짯re, ana짯ly짯ze, and trans짯form digi짯tal infor짯ma짯ti짯on into eco짯no짯mic data that can bene짯fit huma짯ni짯ty and 쏹pgrade Your Life. Plea짯se visit https://www.gigabyte.com/ for more information.