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The Vienna Scientific Cluster will deploy the VSC-5 supercomputer, which will be equipped with AMD CPUs and Nvidia GPUs.

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The Vienna Scientific Cluster will deploy the VSC-5 supercomputer, which will be equipped with AMD CPUs and Nvidia GPUs.

The Vienna Scientific Cluster will establish a new supercomputer at the University of Technology (TU Wien).The VSC-5 will be equipped with 1,500 AMD Epyc Milan 7003 CPUs, totaling 99,000 cores. Additionally, the Austrian supercomputer is equipped with a number of Nvidia A100 GPUs.

The VSC-5 supercomputer at TU Wien will be used in collaboration with the University of Vienna, the Technical University of Graz, the University of Innsbruck, and BOKU . The Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research funds it.

“This collaboration has already proven to be extremely successful with the four VSC generations to date,” said Herbert Störi, head of the Vienna Scientific Cluster center at the Vienna University of Technology (translated).

“By pooling our resources, we can make significantly more powerful supercomputers available to researchers than a single university could.”

The system will replace VSC-4, a 37,920-core system powered by Intel Xeon Skylake CPUs and capable of 2.7 Linpack petaflops. Both VSC-4 and VSC-5 are cooled by hot water.

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