Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and its partners AMD, Supermicro, and Cornelis Networks have installed a new high-performance computing (HPC) cluster with memory and data storage capabilities optimized for data-intensive COVID-19 research and pandemic response.
Funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the “big memory” cluster, called Mammoth, will be used at LLNL to perform genomics analysis, nontraditional HPC simulations, and graph analytics required by scientists working on COVID-19, including the development of antiviral drugs and designer antibodies.
”It is exciting to see a direct connection between technology and the science being done to improve or even save lives,” said Dan McNamara, senior vice president, AMD Server. “AMD is proud to support the vital research being done by the team at LLNL with Mammoth in conjunction with our technology partners at Supermicro and Cornelis Networks.”
Mammoth computing cluster to aid COVID research – https://www.llnl.gov/news/mammoth-computing-cluster-aid-covid-research
AMD chips power new ‘big memory’ computing cluster at Lawrence Livermore – https://siliconangle.com/2020/11/04/amd-chips-power-new-big-memory-computing-cluster-lawrence-livermore/
AMD EPYC High-performance processor built on the “Zen” Architecture – https://www.amd.com/en/products/epyc