Category : Technology
The European Union does not intend to lag behind the United States, Japan and China in terms of owning the world's fastest supercomputers. The best example of this is the Hawk machine.
We are talking here about one of the fastest computing units of this type in the world and the fastest in Europe. The machine called Hawk was erected at the University of Stuttgart in the Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum (HLRS). Germany informs that the machine has computing power of as many as 26 petaflops and has 1.44 PB of RAM and 25 PB of disk space, and needs 3.5 MW of power for its operation.
The Apollo 9000 system by Hewlett Packard Enterprise was built from 5632 nodes, each consisting of two AMD EPYC Rome 7742 64-core processors clocked at 2.25 GHz. In total, the unit has up to 720 896 computing cores.
Hawk beat the fastest Swiss supercomputer to date, called Piz Daint, which stands at the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS). He has a computational power of 21 petaflops. The German supercomputer in the latest TOP 500 supercomputers ranking will appear in the high, 5th position, just behind the Chinese Tianhe-2A.
It is worth emphasizing here that Hawk is 5 times more efficient than the Hazel Hen supercomputer currently used on HLRS, which has a processing power of 5.64 petaflops. German scientists intend to use their monster to perform calculations related to research experiments, as well as to simulate the performance of wind turbines, new generation engines and the aerodynamics of cars and aircraft.
We all know that Germany is the world leader in technology, engineering and innovation. That’s why we expect to see much more powerful supercomputers from this country in the future. Hawk is only one of the machines which comes to our eyes with its super properties from Germany.