El Capitan supercomputer blade showcased, comes with eight AMD MI300A APUs

El Capitan plans to become the world’s fastest supercomputer

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El Capitan server blade

During the ISC High Performance event in Hamburg, a server blade from the El Capitan supercomputer was shown.

What type of hardware does this server blade use, and what it can offer to its users? Keep on reading to find out.

The El Capitan server blade revealed, promising outstanding performance

According to Tom’s Hardware, this server blade is dubbed the HPE Cray Supercomputing EX255a accelerator blade.

It’s made from a single-slot 1U blade chassis and it comes with eight AMD Instinct MI300A APUs. To keep the blade cool, there’s liquid cooling with copper cooling blocks and pipes.

Regarding the power, each MI300A APU has a TDP of 550W, and the maximum power can go up to 760W. Each blade has two 4-socket node cards, and each card has two MI300A APUs.

Each blade can also include an additional NVMe SSD, and there are four to eight injection ports available, allowing you to connect to El Capitan’s HPE Slingshot-11 networking system.

It’s worth mentioning that MI300A APU is one of the most advanced microchips in the world, and each comes with 24 Zen 4 CPU cores and a CDNA3-based GPU with 224 Compute Units and 14,592 Streaming Processors.

El Capitan plans to be the world’s fastest supercomputer, with 2 exaflops of computing power, making it twice as fast as its predecessor.

In other news, AMD Zen 5 architecture won’t support Windows 10 drivers, so this might be a good time to upgrade. As for the new generation of CPUs, Ryzen 9050 APUs will have 16 Zen5 cores and offer amazing AI power.

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