Boston partners with Edinburgh University for ISC Student Cluster Competition

The Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) and Boston Limited are once again joining forces to enter the Student Cluster competition at ISC 2017 in Frankfurt Germany.

The team, who are based at Edinburgh University, and have previously won the Linpack award in 2014, will this year be utilising a cluster made up of CoolIT Systems liquid cooled, customised Boston ANNA Pascal systems.

The Boston ANNA Pascal is an industry leading GPU accelerated solution. A masterclass of server design and innovation, the solution includes a streamlined architecture which eliminates complex cabling and GPU pre-heat for maximum airflow, cooling and performance-per-watt. The high-density 1U server can support up to 4 Pascal GPU’s, making it the most optimal system for scalable GPU acceleration. In addition to the 4 GPUs, the 1U server provides 2 x PCI-E Gen 3 slots for InfiniBand or Omnipath allowing strong RDMA performance.

NVIDIA® Pascal™ architecture is purpose-built to act as the engine of computers that learn, see, and simulate our world, and as a result, Boston’s appliance promises to deliver lightning fast, absolute performance to HPC and deep learning workloads with infinite computing needs.