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Credit: JAIST and Dell Technologies

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (“JAIST”; Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture ; President: Minoru Terano) and Dell Technologies Co., Ltd. (Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture ; President: Toshihiko Otsuka ) introduced JAIST adopted Dell EMC PE R6525 SCS, a supercomputer system based on “Dell EMC PowerEdge R6525”, to their new super parallel computer system “KAGAYAKI,” and began its full-scale operation in March 2021.

“Dell EMC PowerEdge R6525 SCS” deployed by JAIST is a cluster-type supercomputer system in which 280 Dell EMC PowerEdge R6525 servers with the most recent AMD processors are linked by a high-speed interconnect community InfiniBand HDR. Compared to the earlier system the efficiency of latest system improved considerably; the theoretical operation efficiency elevated about 2.24 instances to 1.49 PFLOPS, the variety of CPU cores elevated about 1.8 instances to 35,840 cores, and the overall reminiscence capability doubled to about 140 TiB. JAIST will additional speed up world-class analysis and improvement in superior science and expertise fields corresponding to nanotechnology and knowledge mining. JAIST may even help container-type virtualization and varied HPC/AI analysis environments to assist customers construct sophisticated computer atmosphere and help the acceleration of analysis by the consumer.

This system options system administration by iDRAC (built-in Dell Remote Access Controller). iDRAC is a administration processor that comes commonplace with the Dell EMC PowerEdge servers. iDRAC offers distant system monitoring and administration capabilities, in addition to wonderful hardware-level safety capabilities that emphasize protection, detection, and restoration, enabling environment friendly and extremely safe system operations.

On the middle entrance of the system cupboard, you will discover the characters of the college identify “JAIST” in peg solitaire font, and above and beneath the identify, the method of peg solitaire is drawn (a puzzle in which pegs on a board are eliminated based on sure guidelines) till the letter “J” is reached. This font was generated by deciding on the “character-like shape” answer from the large peg solitaire options (about one billion patterns are generated from the preliminary association with the middle empty on the 5×7 board) found by a JAIST professor with the earlier system. JAIST adopted this to the brand new system as a result of they wished to cross on the outcomes that had been first obtained by means of the fusion of JAIST’s superior info science and cutting-edge computer assets. The official logos of JAIST and Dell Technologies and the system identify “KAGAYAKI” are printed on the facet panel.

A key operational function of JAIST is that college students have free entry to the high-performance computing atmosphere. Accounts are issued to all the scholars instantly upon their admission, enabling them to conduct cutting-edge researches instantly utilizing a complicated computer atmosphere with none utility to the administration. They also can use the system for joint analysis actions with different researchers from non-public firms and different universities with none sophisticated functions. In addition to its crucial position as information heart, JAIST is predicted to play a number one position as an schooling and analysis heart with such open, state-of-the-art analysis services in the sector of superior science and expertise to foster the following era of HPC/AI human assets.

Minoru Terano, President of JAIST, says,
“JAIST has constructed and centrally managed one of many largest info environments in the world since its founding. JAIST has many school members who’re energetic at the forefront of varied analysis fields. JAIST will make the most of these info environments for analysis in varied cutting-edge fields corresponding to Information science, AI, growing algorithms, supplies and life sciences. JAIST has half of the worldwide college students, taking advantage of the various atmosphere. We have been working on the event of human assets.

With the adoption of “Dell EMC PowerEdge R6525” Supercomputer, we anticipate to speed up additional with analysis in varied scientific fields corresponding to large-scale simulation in nanotechnology and biomechanics, large knowledge processing, evaluation of inflexible graph construction, promotion of improvement of latest calculation strategies and calculation strategies for large-scale parallel processing, and human useful resource improvement by means of them.

JAIST’s cutting-edge analysis services, together with the supercomputer launched this time, would be the driving power for selling the event of interdisciplinary analysis fields, aiming to turn out to be the world’s high analysis college, and contributing broadly to the area and trade.”


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