HPE scores £22 million Singapore supercomputer contract

The new system will be reportedly 8x faster than the NSCC’s existing pool of HPC resources

HPE has been awarded $40 million SGD (£22 million) to build a new supercomputer for the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore which will be operational in early 2022.

The new system will reportedly be 8x faster than the NSCC’s existing pool of HPC resources. It will use the system to unlock scientific discoveries across medicine, diseases, climate, engineering and more.

The new supercomputer will be built and powered using the HPE Cray EX supercomputer, deliver 10 petabytes of storage with over 300GB/s of read/write performance speeds, use 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors and contain 352 Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPUs for HPC and AI workloads.

Furthermore, the system will be housed in a data centre designed to increase sustainability and reduce energy consumption, according to HPE. The new system will have liquid-cooling capabilities to increase energy efficiency and power density by transferring heat generated by the new supercomputer with a liquid-cooled process.

“The new system will provide the necessary resources to meet the growing supercomputing needs of our researchers, and to enable more of such significant scientific breakthroughs at the national and global level.” said associate professor Tan Tin Wee, CEO at the NSCC Singapore.

Earlier this month, the Met Office signed a multimillion-pound agreement with Microsoft for a new supercomputer to be built also using HPE’s Cray supercomputer hardware. It is set to provide highly-accurate weather forecasts, will be powered by renewable energy, and will save 7,415 tonnes of CO2 in its first year of operational service.

Dell and Nvidia are also set to power new supercomputers to help researchers at Cambridge and Durham universities investigate the universe’s biggest questions. The move was part of a deal with the Distributed Research utilising Advanced Computing (DiRAC) project, which operates as a distributed computing network with several deployments across the UK.

Featured Resources

BCDR buyer's guide for MSPs

How to choose a business continuity and disaster recovery solution

Download now

The definitive guide to IT security

Protecting your MSP and your customers

Download now

Cost of a data breach report 2020

Find out what factors help mitigate breach costs

Download now

The complete guide to changing your phone system provider

Optimise your phone system for better business results

Download now

Recommended

HPE unveils storage as a service overhaul to take on edge market
cloud deployment

HPE unveils storage as a service overhaul to take on edge market

5 May 2021
HPE MSA 2060 Storage review: Storage tiering for dummies
Server & storage

HPE MSA 2060 Storage review: Storage tiering for dummies

3 Mar 2021
HPE acquires cloud intelligence platform CloudPhysics
cloud computing

HPE acquires cloud intelligence platform CloudPhysics

26 Feb 2021
HPE ProLiant DL180 Gen10 review: A storage-centric marvel
Server & storage

HPE ProLiant DL180 Gen10 review: A storage-centric marvel

24 Feb 2021

Most Popular

KPMG offers staff 'four-day fortnight' in hybrid work plans
flexible working

KPMG offers staff 'four-day fortnight' in hybrid work plans

6 May 2021
Dell patches vulnerability affecting hundreds of computer models worldwide
cyber security

Dell patches vulnerability affecting hundreds of computer models worldwide

5 May 2021
16 ways to speed up your laptop
Laptops

16 ways to speed up your laptop

29 Apr 2021