Setonix, a state-of-the-art HPE Cray EX supercomputer housed at Pawsey Centre. The system is built on the same architecture used in world-leading exascale supercomputer projects including Frontier at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lumi at CSC Finland.
Setonix is the most powerful research computer in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s fourth greenest supercomputer as ranked in the TOP500 and Green500 lists.
The Setonix supercomputer is a hybrid system of central processing units (CPU) and graphics processing units (GPU) that are engineered to solve massively complex scientific problems.
Manufacturer: HPE Cray
Model: EX Supercomputer
- 1592 Dual 2.45GHz AMD EPYC 7763 “Milan” 64-Core CPU Nodes with 256 GB RAM
- 8 Dual 2.45GHz AMD EPYC 7763 “Milan” 64-Core CPU Nodes with 1 TB RAM
- 154 Single AMD EPYC 7A53 “Trento” 64-Core GPU Nodes with eight AMD Instinct MI250X GPUs and 256 GB RAM
- 38 Single AMD EPYC 7A53 “Trento” 64-Core GPU Nodes with eight AMD Instinct MI250X GPUs and 512 GB RAM
- Eleven Data mover nodes
- Thirty-One Visualization nodes
- Nine Login nodes
- Connected by HPE’s Slingshot interconnect (200Gb/sec)
- Lustre file systems /scratch (14 PB [3 SSD, 11 HDD]), /software
- NFS /home
Wajarri Yamatji visual artist Margaret Whitehurst produced the artwork for Setonix, inspired by the stars that shine over Wajarri country in Western Australia’s Mid-West.
Supercomputers to reflect different workflows and user requirements
Garrawarla provides the latest generation of CPUs and GPUs, high memory bandwidth, increased memory, and local storage per node to allow MWA researchers to effectively process petabytes of data streamed from the MWA radio telescope.”
GPUs are accelerators which provide huge amounts of compute power but require less electrical power to run in comparison to conventional CPUs. Topaz will provide users with enhanced GPU capabilities, in particular, AI, computational work, machine learning workflows and data analytics
The cabinet artwork on Galaxy, ‘Rainbow Serpent and Moon’ by Jesse Pickett, is a homage to the Centre’s close connection to the northwest of Western Australia. It has been designed to reflect ‘the sky above’, in reference to radioastronomy, one of the areas of science Pawsey closely supports.