KISTI Pushes the Boundaries of Science and Technology with NURION
No longer strictly focused on computationally intensive workloads, modern HPC centers need performant yet general-purpose systems that can address the many challenging and conflicting resource demands required to achieve scientific breakthroughs across a wide array of increasingly complex memory and data-intensive research projects. Further, world-class supercomputers such as the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) NURION system are also flagship technology tools procured by an organization to provide for the future—be it in science or to meet the economic needs of a region. Equipped with Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors linked via an Intel® Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA) communications fabric, the NURION 146-rack Cray* CS500 cluster was procured to expand and increase the pace of innovative R&D. It is the largest supercomputer in South Korea and currently the 13th fastest supercomputer in the world.