References 2015

09.04.2015

MEGWARE awarded multi-million euro contract

MEGWARE received the order to boost the computing capacity in the IT data centers at CERN, and delivered almost 3,000 new server systems based on Intel-Haswell technology by the end of March 2015. "MEGWARE has been a reliable supplier providing us with good quality servers over a number of years but this time the scale was quite different. The tender was part of the process of doubling of our compute capacity for the start-up of the second phase of LHC this year. MEGWARE’s bid came out as the cheapest compliant bid in strong competition with other bidders and they were awarded the largest of the three contracts. We are happy to say that the deliveries have been executed to our entire satisfaction and the servers are now deployed in production since some time already," said Dr. Olof Bärring, leader of the Facility Planning and Procurement Section in CERN's IT Department. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research into the underlying physical principles of our world. Researchers at CERN probe the fundamental structure of the universe, investigating the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide at close to the speed of light. This involves a staggering technical effort to manufacturer and operate the systems, and places extreme requirements in the data analysis tasks that the computers are asked to perform. The newly installed MEGWARE computing clusters consist of a total of 2,828 nodes. The servers are equipped with the latest Intel Haswell processors, providing nearly 55,000 cores for the data centers. The expected processing power is approximately 2,154 TFlop/s theoretical peak CPU performance.

04.03.2015

University of Hamburg awards MEGWARE the contract to procure an HPC cluster

MEGWARE succeeded in fending off the competition and was awarded the contract to procure a high-performance and efficient HPC cluster system at the University of Hamburg Regional Data Centre (RRZ). The HPC cluster is needed for use in a broad variety of scientific projects. It is considered the central asset in high-performance computing requirements, and will be used by the scientific working groups at the University of Hamburg and operated by the Regional Data Centre (RRZ). A number of different types of computer node will be needed to satisfy the heterogeneous requirements. MEGWARE’s proposed configurations include dual socket standard-compute nodes based on Xeon 8-core processors Core in the latest Haswell CPU generation. The expected computing performance ranges at approximately 250 TFlops of theoretical CPU peak performance. Besides additional service nodes, the HPC cluster includes two high-performance hard drives systems. MEGWARE has planned a Mellanox Interconnect based on 40 Gbit/s QDR Infiniband to provide rapid communication between all components installed and two Ethernet networks for cluster management and service (IPMI). The project will be completed mid-May.

11.02.2015

Delivery of a new high-performance computer to the University of Rostock

The Chair of Modelling and Simulation focuses mainly on technical questions of how to create models that require numerical solutions in mechanical and ship engineering. The spectrum extends from fundamental research through to the provision of services within the framework of industrial development. The new computer cluster installed by MEGWARE and containing approximately 240 nodes permits simulations used to clarify underlying, fundamental issues and other research and development work closely related to practical application. The systems are fitted with the latest Intel-Haswell technology.