Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology selects Hewlett Packard Enterprise to build new supercomputer to advance academic and industrial research

Sweden’s largest technical university advances R&D across life sciences, automotive, transportation and energy industries with next-generation system, powered by the HPE Cray EX supercomputer

San Jose, Calif. ‚Äď Febru¬≠ary 26, 2021 ‚Äď Hew¬≠lett Packard Enter¬≠pri¬≠se (HPE) today announ¬≠ced that it is buil¬≠ding a new super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter for KTH Roy¬≠al Insti¬≠tu¬≠te of Tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy (KTH) in Stock¬≠holm, one of Sweden‚Äôs lar¬≠gest tech¬≠ni¬≠cal uni¬≠ver¬≠si¬≠ties dedi¬≠ca¬≠ted to sci¬≠ence and engi¬≠nee¬≠ring rese¬≠arch. The new super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter, which is fun¬≠ded by Swe¬≠dish Natio¬≠nal Infra¬≠struc¬≠tu¬≠re for Com¬≠pu¬≠ting (SNIC), will enable a signi¬≠fi¬≠cant level of com¬≠pu¬≠ta¬≠tio¬≠nal per¬≠for¬≠mance, powered by the HPE Cray EX super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter, to impro¬≠ve mode¬≠ling and simu¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on from com¬≠plex data to make breakth¬≠roughs in aca¬≠de¬≠mia and for a ran¬≠ge of indus¬≠tri¬≠al are¬≠as, inclu¬≠ding drug design, rene¬≠wa¬≠ble ener¬≠gy, and advan¬≠ced auto¬≠mo¬≠ti¬≠ve and fleet vehicles.

The new super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter, which KTH has named ‚ÄúDardel‚ÄĚ in honor of the Swe¬≠dish nove¬≠list, Tho¬≠ra Dardel, and her first hus¬≠band, Nils Dardel, the post-impres¬≠sio¬≠nist pain¬≠ter, will replace KTH‚Äôs cur¬≠rent flag¬≠ship sys¬≠tem, Bes¬≠kow, and will be housed on KTH‚Äôs main cam¬≠pus at the PDC Cen¬≠ter for High Per¬≠for¬≠mance Computing.

Swe­den gains new super­com­pu­ter to bols­ter R&D and unlock indus­tri­al innovation

SNIC‚Äôs new flag¬≠ship sys¬≠tem, Dardel, will be built using the HPE Cray EX super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter, which fea¬≠tures an advan¬≠ced high per¬≠for¬≠mance com¬≠pu¬≠ting archi¬≠tec¬≠tu¬≠re desi¬≠gned for next-gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ting, such as for exas¬≠ca¬≠le-class sys¬≠tems that are 10X fas¬≠ter than today‚Äôs most powerful supercomputers.

The HPE Cray EX super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter will include HPE Slingshot for pur¬≠po¬≠se-built HPC net¬≠wor¬≠king to address demands for hig¬≠her speed and con¬≠ges¬≠ti¬≠on con¬≠trol for data-inten¬≠si¬≠ve workloads. It will also fea¬≠ture next gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD EPYC‚ĄĘ pro¬≠ces¬≠sors and AMD Instinct‚ĄĘ GPU acce¬≠le¬≠ra¬≠tors to impro¬≠ve effi¬≠ci¬≠en¬≠cy and achie¬≠ve the per¬≠for¬≠mance requi¬≠red to pro¬≠cess and harness insights from com¬≠pu¬≠ta¬≠tio¬≠nal¬≠ly com¬≠plex data.

With a theo¬≠re¬≠ti¬≠cal peak per¬≠for¬≠mance of 13.5 peta¬≠flops1, Dardel will be signi¬≠fi¬≠cant¬≠ly fas¬≠ter than the cur¬≠rent flag¬≠ship sys¬≠tem at PDC. The advan¬≠ced capa¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties of the new sys¬≠tem that HPE is deli¬≠ve¬≠ring will help Swe¬≠dish rese¬≠ar¬≠chers tack¬≠le chal¬≠len¬≠ging rese¬≠arch are¬≠as, inclu¬≠ding com¬≠pu¬≠ta¬≠tio¬≠nal flu¬≠id dyna¬≠mics, bio¬≠phy¬≠sics and quan¬≠tum che¬≠mis¬≠try, that are used in R&D sup¬≠port¬≠ing Swe¬≠dish com¬≠pa¬≠nies across the manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠ring, auto¬≠mo¬≠ti¬≠ve and trans¬≠por¬≠ta¬≠ti¬≠on, medi¬≠cal, agri¬≠cul¬≠tu¬≠re, oil and gas, aero¬≠nau¬≠ti¬≠cal and space indus¬≠tries. Exam¬≠p¬≠le com¬≠pa¬≠nies using PDC‚Äôs HPC sys¬≠tems for R&D include truck¬≠ing manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠rer Sca¬≠nia and seve¬≠ral tech¬≠ni¬≠cal con¬≠sul¬≠ting com¬≠pa¬≠nies such as Swe¬≠coTyr√©ns and FSDy¬≠na¬≠mics

‚ÄúHigh per¬≠for¬≠mance com¬≠pu¬≠ting (HPC) tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gies are broad¬≠ly used in R&D to advan¬≠ce the tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gies that go into the pro¬≠ducts and ser¬≠vices we use each day. For deca¬≠des, the PDC Cen¬≠ter for High Per¬≠for¬≠mance Com¬≠pu¬≠ting at the KTH Roy¬≠al Insti¬≠tu¬≠te of Tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy has empowered a com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ty of rese¬≠ar¬≠chers to make breakth¬≠roughs across a ran¬≠ge of indus¬≠tries using HPC,‚ÄĚ said Peter Unga¬≠ro, seni¬≠or vice pre¬≠si¬≠dent and gene¬≠ral mana¬≠ger, HPC and Mis¬≠si¬≠on Cri¬≠ti¬≠cal Solu¬≠ti¬≠ons at HPE. ‚ÄúWe are hono¬≠red to have been sel¬≠ec¬≠ted by the KTH Roy¬≠al Insti¬≠tu¬≠te of Tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy to deli¬≠ver the latest HPE Cray EX super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter with next-gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on AMD tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gies and pro¬≠vi¬≠de an even grea¬≠ter level of per¬≠for¬≠mance to impro¬≠ve and expand Swe¬≠dish aca¬≠de¬≠mic rese¬≠arch and dri¬≠ve inno¬≠va¬≠ti¬≠on for Swe¬≠dish indus¬≠tri¬≠al companies.‚ÄĚ

HPE to deli­ver KTH’s Dardel in two phases

HPE will install the first pha¬≠se of the super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter this sum¬≠mer. It will fea¬≠ture over 65,000 CPU cores and it be rea¬≠dy for rese¬≠arch use in July 2021. The second pha¬≠se of the instal¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on will con¬≠sist of GPUs which will be instal¬≠led later this year and be rea¬≠dy for use in Janu¬≠ary 2022.

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KTH’s Dardel super­com­pu­ter will have a theo­re­ti­cal peak per­for­mance of 13.5 peta­flops after the two pha­ses of the sys­tem have been completed

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