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Our Facility – ASPIRE 1

NSCC's ASPIRE 1

 

ADVANCED
SUPERCOMPUTER FOR
PETASCALE
INNOVATION
RESEARCH &
ENTERPRISE

1 PFLOPS System

  • 1,288 nodes (dual socket, 12cores/CPU ES-2690v3)
  • 128GB DDR4 RAM/node
  • 10 large memory nodes (1x6TB, 4x2TB, 5x1TB)

13PB Storage

  • GPFS & Lustre File Systems
  • I/O bandwidth up to 500GB/s

Accelerator Nodes

  • 128 nodes with Tesla K40 GPUs

Infiniband Interconnection

  • EDR (100Gbps) Fat Tree with full bisectional bandwidth
    within cluster

NSCC Data Centre Features

  • Water Misting Fire suppression dry-pipe two-stage system
  • VESDA early warning air aspiration smoke detection system
  • Diesel genset backup power supply
  • More than 6000 sensors to monitor environmental parameters
  • Three modes of Cooling systems:
    • Direct-to-Chip warm water cooling (40-45°C), first known
      installation in the tropics
    • Rear Door Heat Exchange (RDHX) using central chilled water
      for switches and storage
    • CRAC unit air cooling using central chilled water supply

Using ASPIRE 1 to model NSCC’s Data Centre

CFD simulation of the NSCC data centre to study the airflow around the system in order to reduce cooling costs.

Data Centre Sensors Analytics

The output from the more than 6,000 sensors in the NSCC data centre allow data scientists to discover interesting insights into the operations of ASPIRE 1.

High Bandwidth Multi-Gigabit Network

NSCC’s petascale facility is linked by SingAREN’s high bandwidth multi-gigabit networks (STAR-N) to provide high speed access to
users everywhere locally and globally.

Remote Login Nodes

Four geographically distributed campuses with remote login nodes interconnected by InfiniBand with a bandwidth of 40Gbps per remote location to enable access to the petascale facility.


The four campuses are:

  • [email protected] for Science, Technology and Research,
    Singapore (A*STAR)
  • [email protected] for Science, Technology and Research,
    Singapore (A*STAR)
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
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