High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems can process and calculate data at a very high speed compared to humans. They are designed to provide the processing power and memory capacity needed to run computationally intensive tasks. A supercomputer is a good example of an HPC system. The designs have facilitated various social, industrial, and scientific developments in the present and past years. Supermicro is among the companies that have been making this successful.

Supermicro is a renowned company that is proud of making reliable HPC systems. Building up an HPC system calls for experienced software and hardware developers. The company makes it its priority to have experienced personnel. 

Some of the HPC complexities that Supermicro handles include motherboard designing, system configuration, block building, liquid cooling systems, and integrating racks. They understand the dynamic and evolving customer needs. By doing this, they build cutting-edge systems that will keep their customers competitive in the market.

HPC systems have three main components that make them functional, Compute, Network and Storage. The Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and 3-D imaging are among the evolving areas requiring HPC systems. 

To build HPC systems, the servers are clustered together. Software algorithms and programs are then run together on the clustered servers. The cluster is then connected to data storage to capture the results. All these components need to operate smoothly to achieve the task at hand. Each component needs to be reliable, fast, and operational. If not, the entire HPC system suffers. 

HPC Solutions

Below are some examples of the HPC systems solutions that Sipermicro provides.

Scientific Research Supercomputer Reference Design

This HPC system is designed to handle scientific research projects. The system can handle gene sequencing, weather simulation, earth, and space discovery, nuclear reaction physics, etc. 

Specs

  1. Optional DLC liquid cooling with 40KW CDU up to 80 KW.
  2. Highly scalable. In a 2:1 OPA fabric, it can have up to 30 racks and 1920 nodes per cluster.
  3. Availability of TwinPro’s one and BigTwin’s dual socket per node. The one-socket design offers a balanced cost per performance, while the dual design offers smooth performance.
  4. It has several servers, e.g., BigTwin® AS -2124BT-HTR.

AI, Deep Learning HPC Reference Design

AI is a process of programming a computer to make decisions for itself. Deep learning is a subset of AI concerned with teaching computers to learn in a way similar to how humans learn. 

The Deep Learning HPC Reference Design from Supermicro is a scalable AI + HPC plug-and-play design packed with the latest breakthrough AI capabilities.

Specs

  • The design has up to 100 nodes and 800 A100 GPUs per cluster in a non-blocking IB HDR fabric with optional D2C liquid cooling.
  • Servers include 5 4U 8-GPU systems, SYS-420GP-TNAR.

Liquid Cooling Solutions

A liquid cooling solution is a cooling system that uses liquid to remove heat from an object or area. Supermicro offers various liquid cooling integrated solutions such as,

  • Liquid-to-liquid cooling. This method uses two liquids to transfer heat from one object to another. The heat is transferred from the hot object to the liquid, which then transfers the heat to the second liquid. The second liquid then transfers the heat to the cold object.
  • Immersion cooling. The method where a liquid is used to cool an object by surrounding it. The liquid absorbs the heat from the object, and then the heat is transferred to the environment.
  • Air to Liquid cooling. In this method, the air is used to cool a liquid. The air cools the liquid by circulating it and transferring the heat to the environment.

Conclusion

To stay competitive in the market, organizations need to adapt to fast and reliable technology infrastructure that can accept, analyze and store a large amount of data. Supermicro continues to prioritize meeting the demanding customer needs by making reliable HPC solutions.