Exploring Intel Optane persistent memory uses

EPCC (Edinburgh Parallel Computing Center) is a hotbed for scientific research using High Performance Computing (HPC). The center has gained an international reputation for the most advanced capability in all aspects of HPC, High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA), and novel computing. EPCC hosts a cluster that enables breakthrough research on the NEXTGenIO project. Researchers use this cluster, built by Fujitsu on 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Intel® Omni-Path Architcture and Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory, to modify and optimize codes that can deliver the benefits of Intel Optane DC persistent memory for high-throughput parallel workloads. In an intensive co-creation process, Fujitsu analyzed NEXTGenIO partners’ application I/O and compute requirements and designed and manufactured the NEXTGenIO system focused to overcome existing bottlenecks.