HPE and AMD Will Deliver World’s Fastest Supercomputer
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that it will deliver the world’s fastest exascale-class supercomputer for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The system will have a record speed of 2 exaflops, ten times faster than today’s most powerful supercomputer.
The new system, which the DOE’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has named El Capitan, is expected to be delivered in early 2023 and will be managed and hosted by LLNL for use by the three NNSA national laboratories. The system will enable advanced simulation and modeling to support the U.S. nuclear stockpile and ensure its reliability and security.
HPE is optimizing El Capitan to power complex and 3D exploratory simulations for missions that today’s state-of-the-art supercomputers cannot successfully manage. It will provide opportunities for researchers to explore new applications. El Capitan will use next-generation AMD EPYC processors, codenamed “Genoa” featuring the “Zen 4” processor core, next-generation AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs, and the 3rd Generation Infinity Architecture, which will provide a high-bandwidth, low latency connection between the CPUs and GPUs.
“As an industry and as a nation, we have achieved a major milestone in computing. HPE is honored to support the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in a critical strategic mission to advance the United States’ position in security and defense,” said Peter Ungaro, senior vice president and general manager, HPC and Mission Critical Solutions (MCS), at HPE. “The computing power and capabilities of this system represent a new era of innovation that will unlock solutions to society’s most complex issues and answer questions we never thought were possible.”