Perlmutter (supercomputer)

Perlmutter (also known as NERSC-9) is a supercomputer delivered to the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center of the United States Department of Energy as the successor to Cori.[2] It is being built by Cray and is based on their Shasta architecture which utilizes Zen 3 based AMD Epyc CPUs ("Milan") and next-generation Nvidia Tesla GPUs. Its intended use-cases are nuclear fusion simulations, climate projections and material and biological research.[3] Phase 1, completed 27 May 2022,[4] reached 70.9 PFLOPS of processing power.[5]

ActiveFrom 2021
SponsorsUnited States Department of Energy
OperatorsLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
LocationNational Energy Research Scientific Computing Center
ArchitectureNvidia A100 GPUs, AMD Milan CPU
Operating systemCustom Linux-based kernel
Memory256 GiB/node
Storage35 PB, 5 TB/s Shared all-flash Lustre Filesystem[1]
PurposeNuclear fusion simulations, climate projections, material and biological research and computational cosmology

It is named in honour of Nobel prize winner Saul Perlmutter.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ "NERSC finalizes contract for Perlmutter supercomputer". Datacenter Dynamics. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  2. ^ a b Moss, Sebastian. "Lawrence Berkeley to install Perlmutter supercomputer featuring Cray's Shasta system". Data Centre Dynamics. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  3. ^ "GPUs to Power Perlmutter, NERSC's New Supercomputer - NVIDIA Blog". 30 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Berkeley Lab Deploys Next-Gen Supercomputer, Perlmutter, Bolstering U.S. Scientific Research". NeRSC. 27 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Perlmutter". NeRSC.