Department of Energy partners with Dell for additional supercomputing support
The security, safety and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile more and more depends upon excessive efficiency computer systems.
This actuality was highlighted final 12 months when the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration awarded a subcontract to Dell Technologies Inc. allotted for additional supercomputing methods. The contract, CTS-2, offered computing capability for the Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories for simulation and monitoring providers important to securing the stockpile.
“We’ve been working on this with Dell for several years, and the systems just started shipping this past August,” mentioned Matt Leininger (pictured, proper), deputy for superior know-how tasks on the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. “We have about 1,600 nodes deployed now, but that will increase to over 6,000 nodes over the next three or four months.”
Leininger spoke with CUBE business analysts Paul Gillin and David Nicholson at SC22 throughout an unique broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s stay streaming studio. He was joined by Armando Acosta (pictured, left), director of HPC product administration at Dell, and so they mentioned Dell’s evolving supercomputing partnership with the National Nuclear Security Administration’s laboratories. (* Disclosure under.)
Expanding position for superior instruments
Dell is a co-design accomplice in CTS-2, in accordance with Leininger. The three labs use a quantity of superior instruments acquainted to enterprise IT, together with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and one of the newest processor options.
“Red Hat Enterprise Linux allows a common user environment, a common simulation environment across not just CTS-2, but older systems that we have,” Leininger mentioned. “The architecture today is based on the fourth generation Intel Xeon. We were one of the first customers to get those systems in.”
The nationwide labs’ work with Dell demonstrates the broader position that supercomputers are starting to play in defending important infrastructure. These methods additionally type a helpful take a look at mattress for what could later turn out to be enterprise options.
“You have this convergence of HPC, AI and data analytics, and these three workloads apply to many vertical markets,” Acosta mentioned. “A lot of things that happen in the DOE labs trickle down to the enterprise space. These guys know how to do it at scale, they know how to do it efficiently, and they know how to hit the mark.”
Here’s the total video interview, half of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s protection of the SC22 occasion:
(* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media accomplice for the SC22 occasion. Neither Dell Technologies Inc., the lead sponsor for the CUBE’s occasion protection, nor different sponsors have editorial management over content material on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)