QCT has been a part of building two of the Top500 supercomputers in the world, creating infrastructures to train large artificial intelligence models. In 2019, The National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC) of the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), overseen by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan announced the Taiwania 2 supercomputer, and now there is a new generation of peta-scale computing in the Taiwania 3.
Taiwania 3 Supercomputer
Also built in collaboration with NCHC, this high-speed computing host is the largest CPU in Taiwan that is open for the public to apply for services with 900 computing nodes and 2.7 petaflops (PFLOPS). The Taiwania 3 Supercomputer is powered by QCT’s QuantaGrid T42D-2U, an ultra dense multi-node server that utilizes dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors with InfiniBand HDR100 100Gbps high-speed network with high-efficiency parallel and distributed computing. The Taiwania 3 benefits from all the capabilities of a modern cloud infrastructure, including rapid deployment, liquid cooling, 50,400 computing cores, and a parallel file system shared with the Taiwania 2 which itself holds 252 nodes and 9 PFLOPS. This platform can support large-scale application research and development services in biomedical science, climate change, environmental science, physics, chemistry, mathematics, atmospheric sciences, engineering applications, etc. and surpass computing limits, to speed up time to results.
Defending Taiwan – Fighting the Pandemic with Technology Project
As part of a project launched by NCHC to combat the recent pandemic, Taiwania 3 is also being used by academia, research organizations, start-up companies, and industries with services such as Taiwan Computing Cloud (TWCC), data analysis services (DAS), and AIoT platforms in a program called “Tech v Virus 2.0.” Proposals are handled through grants covering a large array of topics from pandemic control, stabilization of people’s livelihood, virus genetic evolutions, protein analysis, data mining, and image recognition, to issues such as how to make life under restriction more convenient and how to help businesses or schools run smoothly. Once a proposal has been reviewed and approved, free access to the national cloud computing resources are granted so that innovative epidemic prevention can be developed. This platform is a step forward to pursuing research breakthroughs and also engineering and developing powerful AI technologies that other people can use. By taking full advantage of Taiwania 3’s compute resources, researchers are already developing their own computing programs and accelerating their time to discovery with robust systems provided by QCT. For more information visit: https://go.qct.io/solutions/data-analytic-platform/qxsmart-hpc-dl-solution/