Deutsche Telekom fires up Hawk supercomputer

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Deutsche Telekom' Hawk supercomputer at the High-Performance Computing Center in Stuttgart (HLRS) is providing more power for its Open Telekom Cloud infrastructure service.

According to HLRS, Hawk is among the fastest high-performance computers in the world and the fastest general-purpose system for scientific and industrial computing in Europe.

T-Systems’ customers can use the Hawk supercomputer via the Telekom Public Cloud.

The Hawk, made by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), is equipped with over 11,260 AMD Rome processors and more than 720,000 processor cores. It is around 3.5 times faster than the previous system, with computing power of about 25.95 petaflops (around 25,950,000,000,000,000 floating-point operations per second).

Use cases

Examples of industrial and scientific use cases include crash and aerodynamic analyses, improvements to power generation from wind power plants and high-resolution climate models.

The supercomputer provides computing power for Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft GmbH (hww), a private-public partnership between the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, the HLRS, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Porsche and T-Systems.
A monthly fee, depending on the number of users, is payable for access to the systems. All other elements are invoiced depending on consumption.

“Customers greatly benefit from the fact that all of the resources they receive are tailored to their needs. They no longer have to deal with several providers and, consequently, can perform all kinds of simulations with the supercomputer via the Open Telekom Cloud,” a statement from Deutsche Telekom said.