Lenovo to Power SURF Dutch National Supercomputer

AMSTERDAM, Feb. 8, 2021 Leno짯vo Data Cen짯ter Group (DCG) announ짯ced it will deli짯ver high-per짯for짯mance com짯pu짯ter (HPC) infra짯struc짯tu짯re for SURF, the ICT coope짯ra짯ti짯ve for edu짯ca짯ti짯on and rese짯arch in the Net짯her짯lands. The 궗20 mil짯li짯on pro짯ject, which beg짯ins in ear짯ly 2021, will result in the crea짯ti짯on of the lar짯gest and most powerful super짯com짯pu짯ter in the country.

Sup짯port짯ing sci짯en짯tists from over 100 edu짯ca짯ti짯on and rese짯arch insti짯tu짯ti짯ons throug짯hout the Net짯her짯lands, the super짯com짯pu짯ter will power high짯ly com짯plex cal짯cu짯la짯ti짯ons in life-enhan짯cing work across all fields of sci짯ence inclu짯ding meteo짯ro짯lo짯gy, astro짯phy짯sics, medi짯cal and social sci짯en짯ces, and mate짯ri짯als and earth sci짯en짯ces, such as cli짯ma짯te chan짯ge research.

Explai짯ning the signi짯fi짯can짯ce of this col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on, and the bene짯fits to be pas짯sed on to rese짯arch pro짯jects, Wal짯ter Lioen, Rese짯arch Ser짯vices Mana짯ger at SURF, said: 쏷he need of rese짯ar짯chers for com짯pu짯ting power, data sto짯rage and pro짯ces짯sing is gro짯wing expo짯nen짯ti짯al짯ly. In the design of the new super짯com짯pu짯ter, the usa짯bi짯li짯ty for sci짯en짯ti짯fic rese짯arch was para짯mount. SURF has cho짯sen Leno짯vo becau짯se of its qua짯li짯ty, per짯for짯mance and future fle짯xi짯bi짯li짯ty, as well as its con짯side짯ra짯ti짯ons for sustainability.


Powe짯ring inno짯va짯ti짯on along짯side key partners 

Leno짯vo sta짯te-of-the-art HPC tech짯no짯lo짯gy will include Leno짯vo Think짯Sys짯tem ser짯vers, powered by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors and Think짯Sys짯tem ser짯vers powered by future gene짯ra짯ti짯on AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors, and all being coo짯led by Leno짯vo Nep짯tu짯ne water coo짯ling tech짯no짯lo짯gy. 12,4 Pebi짯by짯te (PiB) of Leno짯vo Dis짯tri짯bu짯ted Sto짯rage Solu짯ti짯on (DSS멒) and ser짯vers with NVIDIA HGX A100 4GPU will also assist with the arti짯fi짯ci짯al intel짯li짯gence and machi짯ne lear짯ning abili짯ties requi짯red for SURF셲 inno짯va짯ti짯ve rese짯arch. NVIDIA Mel짯lan짯ox HDR 200Gb/s Infi짯ni짯Band, with smart in-net짯work com짯pu짯ting acce짯le짯ra짯ti짯on engi짯nes, pro짯vi짯de the extre짯me짯ly low laten짯cy, high data through짯put net짯wor짯king. Run짯ning at ten-times the capa짯ci짯ty of the pre짯vious sys짯tem and achie짯ving an over짯all peak per짯for짯mance of almost 13 PFLOPs, Lenovo셲 smar짯ter infra짯struc짯tu짯re will deli짯ver a powerful, high짯ly effi짯ci짯ent and sus짯tainable tool for sci짯en짯tists and rese짯ar짯chers in the future.

AMD is proud to be working with lea짯ding glo짯bal insti짯tu짯ti짯ons to pro짯vi짯de access to advan짯ced tech짯no짯lo짯gies and capa짯bi짯li짯ties that are cri짯ti짯cal for sup짯port짯ing modern HPC workloads and rese짯arch that addres짯ses some of the world셲 grea짯test chal짯lenges, said Roger Ben짯son, seni짯or direc짯tor, Com짯mer짯cial EMEA at AMD. 쏻e are thril짯led to be col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ting with Leno짯vo Data Cen짯ter Group on such an inno짯va짯ti짯ve HPC pro짯ject, brin짯ging the per짯for짯mance of AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors to sci짯en짯tists and rese짯arch insti짯tu짯ti짯ons in The Net짯her짯lands, allo짯wing them to excel in their work.

Ener짯gy effi짯ci짯en짯cy through water-coo짯ling technology

While opti짯mal per짯for짯mance is a neces짯si짯ty for the SURF Dutch Natio짯nal Super짯com짯pu짯ter, it is also vital짯ly important to ensu짯re the sys짯tem is ener짯gy effi짯ci짯ent. Lenovo셲 water-coo짯ling tech짯no짯lo짯gy will remo짯ve appro짯xi짯m짯ate짯ly 90% of the heat from the sys짯tem, redu짯cing over짯all ener짯gy con짯sump짯ti짯on, signi짯fi짯cant짯ly incre짯asing over짯all effi짯ci짯en짯cy and ulti짯m짯ate짯ly allo짯wing the pro짯ces짯sors to per짯form at their peak.

Tina Borgbjerg, Gene짯ral Mana짯ger for Bene짯lux and Nor짯dics, Leno짯vo DCG, says, 쏻e셱e so plea짯sed to con짯tri짯bu짯te to a pro짯ject that will not only enrich sci짯en짯ti짯fic rese짯arch in the Net짯her짯lands but deli짯ver a smar짯ter and more ener짯gy-effi짯ci짯ent sys짯tem, thanks to our incre짯di짯ble water-coo짯ling tech짯no짯lo짯gy. The sheer power that will be deli짯ver짯ed by this natio짯nal super짯com짯pu짯ter show짯ca짯ses our strength in HPC, and the sca짯le of this deal fur짯ther demons짯tra짯tes our com짯mit짯ment to the Bene짯lux regi짯on and the Netherlands.

Our A100 Ten짯sor Core GPUs fea짯tured in SURF are based on NVIDIA Ampere archi짯tec짯tu짯re, an engi짯nee짯ring mile짯stone that boosts per짯for짯mance for Arti짯fi짯ci짯al Intel짯li짯gence (AI) trai짯ning and infe짯rence, as well as easi짯ly mee짯ting the access and power demands of the modern AI and HPC workloads, said Ian Buck, Gene짯ral Mana짯ger and Vice Pre짯si짯dent of Acce짯le짯ra짯ted Com짯pu짯ting at NVIDIA. 쏧ncor짯po짯ra짯ting the world셲 most advan짯ced AI tech짯no짯lo짯gy, all con짯nec짯ted by high-band짯width, low-laten짯cy NVIDIA Mel짯lan짯ox HDR Infi짯ni짯Band net짯wor짯king, into the SURF super짯com짯pu짯ter gives rese짯ar짯chers what they need to quick짯ly and effec짯tively take on the workloads of the exas짯ca짯le AI era.

The moder짯niza짯ti짯on of the infra짯struc짯tu짯re will begin in Febru짯ary 2021 and pha짯se 1 of the new super짯com짯pu짯ter is expec짯ted to be ope짯ra짯tio짯nal by mid-2021.

About Leno짯vo 

Leno짯vo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$50 bil짯li짯on For짯tu짯ne Glo짯bal 500 com짯pa짯ny, with 63,000 employees and ope짯ra짯ting in 180 mar짯kets around the world.  Focu짯sed on a bold visi짯on to deli짯ver smar짯ter tech짯no짯lo짯gy for all, we are deve짯lo짯ping world-chan짯ging tech짯no짯lo짯gies that crea짯te a more inclu짯si짯ve, trust짯wor짯t짯hy and sus짯tainable digi짯tal socie짯ty. By desig짯ning, engi짯nee짯ring and buil짯ding a com짯ple짯te port짯fo짯lio of smart devices and infra짯struc짯tu짯re, we are also lea짯ding an Intel짯li짯gent Trans짯for짯ma짯ti짯on to crea짯te bet짯ter expe짯ri짯en짯ces and oppor짯tu짯ni짯ties for mil짯li짯ons of cus짯to짯mers around the world. To find out more visit https://www.lenovo.com.

About SURF

SURF is the col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯ve orga짯niza짯ti짯on for ICT in Dutch edu짯ca짯ti짯on and rese짯arch. Within the SURF coope짯ra짯ti짯ve, uni짯ver짯si짯ties, uni짯ver짯si짯ties of appli짯ed sci짯en짯ces, voca짯tio짯nal schools, rese짯arch insti짯tu짯ti짯ons and uni짯ver짯si짯ty medi짯cal cen짯ters work tog짯e짯ther on ICT faci짯li짯ties and ICT inno짯va짯tions. This pro짯vi짯des stu짯dents, lec짯tu짯r짯ers, rese짯ar짯chers and staff with the best ICT faci짯li짯ties for top rese짯arch and talent deve짯lo짯p짯ment under favorable con짯di짯ti짯ons. For more infor짯ma짯ti짯on, visit https://www.surf.nl/en.