|Автор: Ambrose McNevin|
has deployed an HP
-supplied POD containerized data center at a French site making it the world's largest commercial supercomputer and one of the world’s first confirmed commercial HPC container contracts.
The aircraft maker's whole system is container-based-a POD or Performance Optimized Datacenter, in HP terminology. The maximum power consumed by the system has been measured at 643kW. The system was deployed on May, 10th, 2011.
The system was ranked no.29 in the recent Top500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers, but was listed as an anonymous entry. All entries listed above the Airbus deployment were government funded supercomputer installations.
The system run by Airbus is the world’s largest industrial HPC system with a peak performance of 296.1 TFLOP/s and a measured Linpack N*N performance, the standard metric for HPC systems, of 243.9 TFLOP/s.
- HP cluster type: Cluster Platform CP3000Bl
- HP blade type of node: BL280G6
- Type of x86 processor: Intel X5675, 3.06GHz, 6 cores per socket
- Total number of nodes: 2,016 x BL280G6
- Total number of cores: 24192
- Resulting peak GFLOP/s: 296.11 TFLOP/s
- Type of Interconnect: Infiniband QDR
Airbus is one of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, it is a subsidiary of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company.
The containers are manufactured, kitted out and tested at an HP factory and then delivered to the customer site.