Introducing the new HPE supercomputer for NASA’s Artemis space program
HP Enterprise (HPE) has recently announced its new supercomputer named Atiken, which is designed for the Artemis space program. NASA designed, unveiled. The HPE supercomputer with a processing power equal to 3.69 petaflops (PFLOPS) is capable of simulating the time of entry, landing and landing on the moon. The new HPE supercomputer is located in the computing factory and special warehouse at the NASA research center.
The new computing system is designed and produced based on the powerful SGI 8600 end-to-end computing platform called HPC. This system uses a high-density cluster with second-generation Intel Xeon processor computing nodes and Mellanox’s InfiniBand network system. The HPE supercomputer uses a total of 1,150,921 TB of memory. Each of these nodes has the same performance as two 20-core processors without an accelerator.
As a result, the HPE supercomputer has a theoretical power of 3.69 petaflops, placing it at number 55 on June’s Top 500 Supercomputers list. Atiken is housed at NASA’s Modular Facility in California at NASA’s Ames Research Center. This factory has just started working. According to NASA, this supercomputer is housed in the first factory module designed based on the Modular Data Center (MDC).
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This center is designed in collaboration with HPE to achieve greater productivity. NASA’s new factory has the capacity to upgrade to 16 different modules to calculate and store information. According to HPE, the cooling system includes outside air, fan technology and a water recirculation system that eliminates the need for a factory cooling tower and millions of liters of water. The new supercomputer will be responsible for simulating the various phases of the lunar landing (EDL) for NASA’s Artemis space program. The goal of NASA’s new program is to send new astronauts, including a woman, to the surface of the moon, especially the southern part, by 2024.