[Beowulf] IBM Sequoia
kilian.cavalotti.work at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 13:06:19 EST 2009
On Wednesday 04 February 2009 14:23:01 John Hearns wrote:
> Yes, the Hpcwire article confirms 1.6Pbyte.
>-Blue-GeneQ-38948594.html It also examines the core count:
> "However, since Sequoia will be composed of 98,304 compute nodes and
> contain a total of 1.6 million cores, one can surmise that a Blue
> Gene/Q node will contain 16 cores. Whether this is implemented as one
> 16-core chip or two 8-core chips (or even four quad-core chips)
> remains to be seen."
http://www.cse.scitech.ac.uk/disco/mew17/talks/Keable_IBM_MEW17.pdf (slides 25
and following) BG/Q will feature a "similar number of nodes", but with "many
And according to
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/11/ibm_power7_ncsa/, POWER7 chips will
feature 8 cores (and 4 threads per core!). Pack two of thoses in a compute
card, 32 compute cards per node card, and 32 node cards per rack, it gives
1.52 million cores in 93 racks. Which marketing writes as 1.6 million, the
count is right. :)
But even so, with a TDP of say 100W for the POWER7 chip, it's about 19MW of
heat to cool down. Just for the CPUs...
Liquid nitrogen anyone?
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