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SUSE #Linux powers 147,456-core German supercomputer

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences recently celebrated its 50th anniversary by launching the SuperMUC, the world’s fourth most powerful supercomputer. The system, which was built by IBM and runs #SUSE #Linux Enterprise Server, has the distinction of being the single fastest x86-based supercomputer and the fastest supercomputer in Europe.

 A first animation of the new 3 PFLOPS/s system "SuperMUC". The system was designed by IBM for the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) and consists of more than 150,000 Intel processor cores with Sandy Bridge technology (Xeon E5, Sandy Bridge EP). The system has innovative warm water cooling, using 30DegC warm water to cool the CPUs, memory modules and peripheral modules. The system is ranked no. 4 in the Top500 list released at the International Supercomputing Conference ISC12 in Hamburg, June 18, 2012. The orange cables are the Infiniband interconnect.
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In 20 years, this will be a laptop.

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