MOSCOW, June 18 -- T-Platforms, a global supplier of solutions and services for high-performance computing, today announced the new T-Mini P deskside HPC system solution.
The T-Mini P is a highly integrated 'minicluster' and workstation system. The enclosure, with a touch-sensitive management TFT panel and a powerful storage subsystem, comes with an embedded head node, modular switches and up to 8 compute modules. An all-in-one system architecture, complemented by MS Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 operating system, helps to migrate to the HPC-based workflow. With the T-Mini P system, there is no need to re-educate staff; no additional investments into electrical or cooling office infrastructure are required; nor is there a need for new computing center creation.
The T-Mini P is designed for workgroups that typically rely on high-end workstations, yet are experiencing a growing need for regular access to high performance parallel clusters. Users of the T-Mini P include engineering staff, system or digital content design studios, various branches of oil exploration companies, research organizations, and faculties of universities.
The T-Mini P also minimizes the dependence on 3rd party supercomputer centers, as well as the time associated with booking a larger computational cluster system. Usage scenarios, such as remote access over IP networks and shared cluster/workstation tasks, empower clients and improve cross-workgroup interaction to accelerate the time to market.
A P8000 enclosure, the basis of the T-Mini P system, comes with a fixed dual-processor head node, a flexible bay to host various dual-processor compute modules, and a 16-disk 'hot-swap’ redundant storage. Clients can choose a cost-effective Gigabit Ethernet network or high-speed QDR Infiniband as a node interconnect.
A touch-sensitive 3.5” TFT panel brings configuration and operational system status information through an intuitive color-coded GUI. An air-cooled enclosure supports both high-line 220VAC and low-line 110VAC input, so there is no need to install additional auxiliary air conditioning. A head node with 4 PCI Express slots supports up to 2 professional graphic adapters, RAID controller and network adapters to extend visualization, data storage and remote access capabilities.
The T-Mini P family is available with the P200 compute module series, based on Intel® Xeon® E5 2600 processors, the P205 compute module series and AMD Opteron™ 6200 processors. A standard-sized P20xS module is an x86 dual processor node. A double-width P20xF module supports an additional NVIDIA® Tesla™ C-series accelerator and a larger local disk count.
Ergonomic system configurations, based on 4 compute modules powered by 2 independent 220V C14 10A sockets or by 2 independent 110V C20 16A sockets, are optimized for deskside deployment. High performance configurations with 8 modules can be mounted in a standard rack cabinet (8U) and scaled out into a larger T-Mini P-based cluster by connecting several enclosures together.
Client investment is protected with the option to increase the number of T-Mini P systems in a cluster, by scaling aggregate performance and diversifying usage scenarios. The peak system performance is reaching over 2.6Tflops in x86 configuration, or over 3.38TFlops in accelerated configuration with NVIDIA® Tesla™ C2075 adapters. A fully configured ergonomic system configuration starts from approximately $45,000. The system is now available for pre-ordering in Russia with shipments commencing in September 2012. System will become available to European clients in the fourth quarter of 2012.
“There is a larger number of power users and relevant small work groups in need of their own compute resources. There is also a growing demand for low-noise, compact personal stations for parallel workloads, deployed in the office,” said T-Platforms CEO, Seva Opanasenko. “The new solutions from our company bring an improved level of computational flexibility for R&D efforts and CAD/CAM/CAE-based workflow, and suit a wider number of users striving to implement supercomputer technologies in their work.'
T-Platforms is planning to roll out a T-Mini P learning course along with certifying a system family with a number of visualization and parallel computing applications.
The T-Mini P system is being unveiled by T-Platforms at the International Supercomputing Conference, taking place from 17 June to 21 June 2012 in Hannover, Germany. Additional system information is available at www.t-platforms.com/t-mini.
T-Platforms (www.t-platforms.ru) is a global supplier of solutions and services for the high performance computing. Founded in 2002, T-Platforms maintains headquarters in Moscow (Russia) and regional offices in Hanover (Germany), Taipei (Taiwan), and Hong Kong (China). The company has implemented more than 300 integrated HPC projects, six of which are included in the Top500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. T-Platforms owns patents for a number of supercomputer technologies and electronic components. T-Platforms supercomputer solutions are used for academic and applied research in various fields of science, including life sciences, nuclear physics, chemistry, and mathematics, as well as for highly calculation-intensive tasks in engineering, video industry and more. T-Platforms CEO Vsevolod Opanasenko was honored as one of HPCwire People to Watch for 2011.