Bull to deliver the first system for the IT4Innovations Supercomputing Center in Ostrava
The VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava and Bull signed a contract for the supply of a bullx™ supercomputer, which represents the first step in the creation of the Ostrava-based national supercomputing center. The system, code-named “small cluster”, will be delivered at the end of March 2013 and will be available for production starting in May. With this system, Czech science and industry will have at their disposal a machine with a theoretical peak performance of 82.54 Teraflops by this spring. It will help advance development in areas such as nanotechnology, engineering and the transportation industry.
“I’m really pleased that the years of hard work and preparations will finally translate into tangible results. The dream of having the Czech Republic´s most powerful supercomputer in Ostrava is coming true. Over time, we want the significance and the benefits to the scientific community to spread beyond our country’s borders,” said rector of the VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava (VŠB-TUO) Ivo Vondrák, evaluating the success to date and outlining the future plans.
Michal Martínek, CEO of Bull, with Ivo Vondrák, rector of of the VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava
“We are happy that one of Central Europe’s most powerful supercomputers is to be supplied by our company,” said Michal Martínek, CEO of Bull Czech Republic. Bull has succeeded in a tender for supplying the supercomputer, which was announced by VŠB-TUO and took more than a year to complete. “Bull won us over with a top-quality technical solution that will be implemented at a very competitive price,” commented Branislav Jansík, Director of the Supercomputing center. Besides price, the main criterion in selecting the new system was the quality of the solution such as energy efficiency.
The solution proposed by Bull includes not only an 82 Teraflops bullx system, but also a leased mobull container, a temporary mobile data center to host the supercomputer while the IT4I Supercomputing Centre is built. The bullx system features 180 bullx B510 compute nodes equipped with the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, as well as a total of 27 bullx B515 hybrid blades equipped either with Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors or with NVIDIA® Tesla® K20 GPUs.
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