HLRS Hawk Supercomputer Supports Science Research Where Simulation and Big Data Play Important Roles

Monday, June 28, 2021 1:30 PM to 1:45 PM
HPC & ML in IndustryExtreme-Scale Parallelism


The High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) of the University of Stuttgart is one of the three member centres of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS). HLRS supports national and European researchers from science and industry by providing high-performance computing platforms and technologies, services and support. Hawk is the flagship supercomputer of the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS). In the November 2020 TOP500 list, it was the 16th ranked fastest supercomputer in the world, and the fastest general-purpose machine for industrial production in Europe. With a peak performance of approximately 26 petaflops, Hawk is used to conduct cutting-edge academic and industrial research where simulations and big data play important roles, including simulations of material performance for sheet metals (such as those used in vehicle manufacturing) or to better understand how deflagration turns into detonation. By leveraging the performance of about 720,000 compute cores of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors, HLRS allows scientists and engineers to conduct research on larger and more complex phenomena while supporting data-intensive workflows that combine artificial intelligence, big data analysis, deep learning and simulation. Join this session to learn how HLRS is using AMD EPYC™ processors to meet the performance needs of its academic and industrial customers.