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Lenovo HPC infrastructure powers MareNostrum 5

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MareNostrum 5 is a new pre-exascale supercomputer running on Lenovo’s HPC infrastructure, to enable new scientific advances and solve global challenges.

Lenovo has announced that the General Purpose Partition of the MareNostrum 5, has been classified as the top x86 general-purpose cluster on the recently published TOP500 list of the most powerful supercomputers globally. The pre-exascale supercomputer will bolster the EU’s mission to provide Europe with the most advanced supercomputing technology and accelerate the capacity for artificial intelligence (AI) research, enabling new scientific advances that will help solve global challenges.

It aims to empower a wide range of complex HPC-specific applications, from climate research and engineering to material science and earth sciences, adeptly handling tasks that extend beyond the capabilities of cloud computing. The system utilizes Lenovo’s cutting-edge fifth-generation Neptune direct water-cooled technology, with the heart of the system being 6400 Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650 V3 systems, integrated with the latest 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

“This system is a testament to Europe’s drive for technological leadership and Lenovo’s commitment to advancing scientific research. Manufactured entirely in Europe, the MareNostrum 5 general-purpose supercomputer is poised to be a catalyst for scientific discovery, helping researchers address a myriad of challenges, from the immediate to the exploratory. Our excitement for supporting the scientific community is equal to our commitment to advancing the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and EuroHPC’s leadership in driving HPC innovation throughout Europe,” said Noam Rosen, Director, HPC and AI EMEA, Lenovo. 

Lenovo, enabled by the EMEA partner ecosystem, provided the HPC infrastructure built on its award-winning Neptune liquid cooling technology. It was specifically designed to solve complex scientific problems through its capacity to share resources and run multiple tasks or programs simultaneously rather than in isolation. This provides greater flexibility and improved efficiency by enabling access to different users or projects at the same time, depending on their needs. The HPC servers provided by Lenovo for MareNostrum 5 were manufactured at its purpose-built in-house facility in Budapest, Hungary, which opened in 2022 to support customers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa with their requirements for server infrastructure, storage systems and high-end PC workstations.

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