High Performance Computing with Intel Xeon HPC Clusters

Performance Architecture for Next-Generation HPC
Microway NumberSmasher™ Dense Clusters with Xeon Scalable Processors

42U NumberSmasher Xeon Scalable ClusterNumberSmasher clusters integrate the latest Intel Scalable Processors, “Skylake-SP.” They scale from small departmental clusters to large-scale, shared HPC resources. Years of Microway Linux cluster design and integration expertise ensure your cluster arrives with superior performance and functionality compared to competing hardware. Our experts would be happy to guide you if you have any questions!

For dense High Performance Computing clusters, we provide up to 4480 processor cores in a standard 42U rackmount cabinet. Our NumberSmasher Twin2 servers include four dual-processor compute nodes (totaling 224 cores) in a 2U chassis: effectively doubling rack capacity.

Microway also offers standard 1U nodes with a density of up to 56 processor cores per rack unit. Up to 2240 cores can be achieved in a single cabinet. Customers requiring increased storage or I/O may choose 2U or 4U nodes with reduced cabinet density.

Finally, NumberSmasher QuadPuter 4P nodes offer an SMP-based Xeon Scalable Processor platform in a 2U form factor. These systems include up to 112 cores, 6 TB of DDR4 memory. They are ideally suited for large memory nodes.

Installed Software

Microway NumberSmasher clusters come preinstalled with:

  • Linux distribution of your choice, including Red Hat, SuSE, Debian, Fedora and Gentoo
  • Bright Cluster Manager, OpenHPC, or Microway Cluster Management Software (MCMS™) integrated with optional MPI Link-Checker™ Fabric Validation Suite
  • Intel Composer or Cluster Studio XE tools & Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL)
  • Portland Group Compilers (PGI)
  • User-level applications and libraries optional

Sample Microway Xeon Cluster Specifications

Up to 224 processor cores per 2U NumberSmasher Twin2 Server chassis (112 cores per 1U)

Sample Cluster Size 80 Nodes (160 CPUs) in a 42U rackmount cabinet
Base Platform 2U Twin2 Rackmount Server with redundant power supplies
Four nodes, each with (2) Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
System Memory per Node 2 TB DDR4 2666MHz
Head Node Dual Xeon Server (1U – 4U) with up to 3 TB memory
Storage Head Node: up to 432 TB Compute Nodes: up to 36 TB

Optional Storage Servers or Parallel HPC Storage System

GPUs Not typically compatible internally. Mix and match nodes from:
Microway’s GPU-optimized High Performance Computing Clusters
Network Dual Gigabit Ethernet built-in
Optional 10/40G, 25G Ethernet
Interconnect (optional) ConnectX-4 100Gb EDR, ConnectX-3 56Gb FDR InfiniBand, Intel Omni Path 100Gb Fabric
Cabinet 42U APC NetShelter Cabinet
Green HPC Features High-efficiency (80PLUS Platinum-Level) power supplies
Optional low-power Intel CPUs
Software/firmware to reduce power consumption on idle cores
Cooling paradigms designed to reduce power consumption

NumberSmasher Xeon 2U Twin² Systems (Four Servers in 2U) - Supermicro 2029TP-HTR

Up to 56 processor cores and 1.50 TB memory per 1U node

Sample Cluster Size 40 Nodes (80 CPUs) in a 42U rackmount cabinet
Base Platform 1U Rackmount Server with optional redundant power supplies
(2) Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
System Memory per Node 3 TB DDR4 2666MHz
Head Node Dual Xeon Server (1U – 4U) with up to 3 TB memory
Storage Head Node: up to 432 TB Compute Nodes: up to 48 TB

Optional Storage Servers or Parallel HPC Storage System

GPUs (optional) NVIDIA Tesla V100 or P100 GPU Compute Processors
Various node types from Microway’s GPU-optimized High Performance Computing Clusters
Network Dual Gigabit Ethernet built-in
Optional 10/40G, 25/50/100G Ethernet
Interconnect (optional) ConnectX-4 100Gb EDR, ConnectX-3 56Gb FDR InfiniBand, Intel Omni Path 100Gb Fabric
Cabinet 42U APC NetShelter Cabinet
Green HPC Features High-efficiency (80PLUS Platinum-Level) power supplies
Optional low-power Intel CPUs
Software/firmware to reduce power consumption on idle cores
Cooling paradigms designed to reduce power consumption

NumberSmasher 1U HPC Server - 6019U-TR

Up to 112 processor cores and 6 TB memory per node with NumberSmasher QuadPuter

Sample Cluster Size 20 Nodes (80 CPUs) in a 42U rackmount cabinet
Base Platform Quadputer 2U Rackmount Server
(4) Intel Xeon Scalable Processor “Skylake-SP” CPUs
System Memory per Node Up to 6 TB DDR4 2666MHz
Head Node Dual or Quad Xeon Server (1U – 4U) with up to 6 TB memory
Storage Head Node: up to 432 TB Compute Nodes: up to 36 TB

Optional Storage Servers or Parallel HPC Storage System

Network Dual Gigabit Ethernet built-in
Optional 10/40G, 25/50/100G Ethernet
Interconnect (optional) ConnectX-4 100Gb EDR, ConnectX-3 56Gb FDR InfiniBand, Intel OmniPath 100Gb Fabric
Cabinet 42U APC NetShelter Cabinet
Green HPC Features High-efficiency (80PLUS Platinum-Level) power supplies
Optional low-power Intel CPUs
Software/firmware to reduce power consumption on idle cores
Cooling paradigms designed to reduce power consumption

NumberSmasher 2U QuadPuter 4P Xeon Server

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Telephone support is available for the lifetime of your cluster by Microway’s experienced technicians. After the initial warranty period, hardware warranties are offered on an annual basis. Out-of-warranty repairs are available on a time & materials basis.

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