Supercomputer for Large Data Volumes
Forschungszentrum Jülich upgraded the modular supercomputer JURECA which is now capable of 23.5 quadrillion computations per second (petaflops). The infrastructure of the Jülich Supercomputing Centre is also used for research in the various JARA sections. Especially the JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science benefits from the supercomputers.
One particular focus of the new system is on processing gigantic volumes of data. This was achieved by installing the module JURECA-DC – “DC” stands for “data-centric” – delivered by the French vendor Atos and operated by the cluster software of the German company ParTec. As of today, this new module alone, with its 18.5 petaflops, is currently among the 30 fastest supercomputers in the world. Just as the modular Jülich supercomputer JUWELS, currently the fastest system in Europe, it will appear on the updated TOP500 list of the world's most powerful computers, which will be announced on 28 June at ISC21 Digital. In addition, the Jülich Storage System was extended via an innovative flash memory system JUST-IME by HPE and DDN, which several Jülich supercomputers will benefit from.
Further information on the website of Forschungszentrum Jülich: https://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Pressemitteilungen/UK/EN/2021/2021-06-23-jureca-dc.html