With almost 1000 Intel compute nodes and 600 NVIDIA GPUs, the new NHR supercomputer, consisting of „Fritz“ and „Alex“, is used at FAU for molecular dynamics simulations as well as applications for machine learning. With 5.22 PFlops RPEAK (CPU-only) the new HPC cluster provides 8-times higher performance than the current most powerful HPC system at FAU.
MEGWARE was already awarded the contract in mid 2021.
One major advantage of Intel solutions is the renowned high computing power of their processors and especially the compatible software environment. Alex comprises 600 NVIDIA GPUs that have been integrated into nodes with a large memory.
This complementary architecture offers researchers both at FAU and across Germany a new level of quality in their simulations.