Inspur Unveils Intel Xeon Platinum 9200-based HPC Server System


Inspur, in collaboration with Intel, has released its HPC server system based on the Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 series processor. The server system supports up to 112 cores and 9.3 TFLOPS of FP64 performance and 24 memory channels per node. Designed for massive parallel HPC and AI-infused applications, it features a maximum of four nodes on a 2U server and on-board liquid cooling.

With data size and computing load surging, HPC applications need higher operation performance, memory bandwidth and data throughput. Massive HPC systems present new challenges on intensity and cooling modes of computing devices. The HPC server system released by Inspur would answer to the increasing demands on computation performance from massive parallel HPC applications.

Equipped with the Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 processors designed for intensive computation, the new Inspur server system supports up to dual 56-core CPUs with built-in AI acceleration fueled by Intel Deep Learning Boost and 24 DDR4 2933MHz memory banks per computing node. Its FP64 performance would reach 9.3 TFLOPS per node at the maximum, making it the highest-performing processor in Intel’s 2nd generation Xeon Scalable processor family.

Interconnected and scalable through the Intel OmniPath Architecture high-speed network, the server system would enable “easy” cluster expansion to thousands of nodes. It is particularly suitable for HPC, big data, image and video processing, virtual applications and other computation-intensive scenarios.

Management of HPC Clusters

The HPC server system integrates Inspur’s ClusterEngine – a cluster management platform, and Teye – a HPC application performance monitoring and analysis system. The combination is meant to effectively address management and application optimization challenges for massive HPC clusters.

Specifically, ClusterEngine would enable comprehensive management of HPC clusters. Teye would provide scientific and effective guidance for application bottleneck investigation, application algorithm improvement and parallel computing efficiency increase.

Inspur is a leading provider of data center infrastructure, cloud computing, and AI solutions, ranking among the world’s top server manufacturers.