MareNostrum 5 – made in Europe

MareNostrum 5 – made in Europe

By eeNews Europe

The European Supercomputer MareNostrum 5, from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación(BSC) will incorporate an experimental platform aimed at developing new technologies for the future generation of supercomputers. Hence, the BSC, apart from offering first-rate supercomputing services for European researchers, shows its commitment contributing with its research so that future generations of supercomputers will be able to incorporate technologies fully developed in Europe.

Another of the remarkable aspects of the future MareNostrum 5, which will have a peak performance of 200 Petaflops (200 x 1015 of operations per second), is that it will be a heterogenous supercomputer.

The use of supercomputing for more diverse disciplines and activities results in the fact that current supercomputers have to meet different computational needs. Some works, for instance, mainly require a high computing capacity, whereas others need more capacity of analysis in real time, and others need both types of capacities, such as the ones regarding personalized medicine or the simulation of power generation processes.

Offering a heterogeneous architecture, probably based on two big clusters with different characteristics, is BSC’s proposal to optimize both response times and energy use of the different works that the future supercomputer will have to compute. The details of this heterogeneous architecture will be defined as the works of definition and the infrastructure tender progress.

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