AMD has secured itself another design win for a crazy-specced supercomputer, where its kick ass EPYC Rome CPUs will power the US Navy's new Cray Shasta supercomputer.
The new Cray Shasta supercomputer will find a new home with the US Navy's Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC), where it will become a part of the High Performance Computing Modernization Program. It packs some serious computing power, with a peak theoretical computing capability of 12.8 PetaFLOPS.
This is all thanks to:
- 290,304 AMD EPYC Rome CPU cores
- 112 x NVIDIA Volta V100 GPGPUs
- 590TB of RAM
- 14PB (petabytes) of storage (includes 1PB of NVMe-based SSDs)
- 200Gbps networking
The US Navy DSRV supercomputers support climate, weather, and ocean modeling by NMOC, which lends a helping hand to US Navy meteorologists and oceanographers to predict environmental conditions that may affect the US Navy fleet. Not only that, but the new EPYC-powered supercomputer will help boost weather forecasting models, as well as improving the accuracy of hurricane intensity and tracking forecasts.
We can expect the new AMD EPYC Rome-powered supercomputer to be online by early fiscal year 2021.