Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Titan

Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Titan

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Overview

The Titan system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, #2 on the TOP500 as of June 2013.  Titan is the first major supercomputing system to utilize a hybrid architecture of both conventional 16-core AMD Opteron CPUs and unconventional NIVIDIA Kepler graphics processing units (GPUs). The combination of CPUs and GPUs will allow Titan and future systems to overcome power and space limitations inherent in previous generations of high-performance computers. When complete, Titan will have a theoretical peak performance of more than 20 petaflops, or more than 20,000 trillion calculations per second. This will enable researchers across the scientific arena, from materials to climate change to astrophysics, to acquire unparalleled accuracy in their simulations and achieve research breakthroughs more rapidly than ever before.

Challenge

  • Keep diversity of users from severely limiting system workload-management capability

Solution Benefits

They choose Moab HPC Suite to optimize the productivity and performance of this powerful system, it provides:

  • Massively scalable workload management
  • Increased system utilization
  • Decreased downtime
  • More control over resources

For more information on Titan see https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/titan/