Pinnacle Micro, local distributor for  Super Micro Computer, has announced that the Quad-Core AMD Opteron 8000 (Barcelona) platforms have been selected for the prestigious Tri-Laboratories Linux Capacity  Cluster 2007 (TLCC07) project.

Pinnacle Micro’s national sales and marketing director, Tim Humphreys-Davies, says key design advantages enabling Supermicro’s continued technology leadership include compute density, high memory capacity, superior energy efficency, and performance optimisation.
Pinnacle Micro entered the server market in South Africa last year with the announcement that it is to distribute Supermicro servers locally.
Commenting on the recent benchmark achievement, Charles Liang, CEO and President of Supermicro,  says: “Our previous successful quality and delivery on a similar project with over 3 000 nodes paved the way for this one.
"Ideal for HPC clusters, Supermicro server platforms deliver unsurpassed performance and energy efficiency, which not only helps to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) but also helps preserve our environment for future generations.”
Mark Seager, head of new computing technologies for Lawrence Livemore National Laboratory, adds: "As the world’s leading high performance scientific programme, Advanced Computing and Simulation is looking to meet an ever-growing demand for computing resources, it’s imperative we find ways to dramatically reduce HPC cluster total cost of ownership.
"With these server platforms, we build on previous Tri-Lab successes with Linux clusters to provide National Nuclear Security Administration scientists with even more cost-effective computational tools for fulfilling their national security missions.”
TheTLCC07 project deploys both 16 DIMM and 32 DIMM Supermicro 4P platforms for up to 96.8TB of memory. High-efficiency voltage regulator modules (VRMs) save energy consumption in each of the 12 096 processors and 48 348 cores. This significantly reduces energy costs on all 3 024 nodes. High-efficiency power supplies in the Supermicro chassis increase overall system power savings.