SuperCompute 2008

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Michael Dell's keynote presentation at SuperCompute 2008 in Austin, TX, November 18, 2008.

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SuperCompute 2008

  1. UNLEASHING HUMAN CAPABILITY: The 4th Wave of HPC Michael Dell Chairman & CEO, Dell
  2. HPC TOUCHES EVERYTHING
  3. “The Large Hadron Collider delay was greeted with relief by those who fear that a high-speed collision might lead to a black hole and… g REDUCE THE PLANET TO GOO…” -The Times (London) October 22, 2008
  4. UNLEASHING HUMAN CAPABILITY 100 BILLION NEURONS X 1,000 SYNAPSES X 200 CYCLES / SECOND = 20 PETAFLOPS …$3.6 BILLION PER BRAIN!
  5. SOLVING BIG PROBLEMS Make solar Provide Develop carbon energy energy sequestration economical from fusion methods Manage the Provide Restore and nitrogen access to improve urban cycle clean water infrastructure Advance Engineer Reverse- health better engineer informatics medicines the brain Prevent Secure Enhance nuclear cyberspace virtual terror reality Advance Engineer personalized tools for learning scientific discovery engineeringchallenges.org
  6. TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATES OUR EVOLUTION PARADIGM SHIFT RATE DOUBLES EVERY DECADE IT POWER PRICE-FOR-PERFORMANCE BANDWIDTH CAPACITY DOUBLE EVERY YEAR COST OF INFORMATION DROPS 50% EVERY YEAR
  7. THE 1ST 3 WAVES 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
  8. THE 1ST 3 WAVES 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
  9. DELL PRECISION r5400
  10. THE 1ST 3 WAVES 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
  11. STANDARDS IN THE TOP 500 2007 500 Dell 10th 2004 Generation Dell - NCSA Blades 450 Tungsten 2002 No. No 4 on Top 400 Dell Launches 500 HPC Bundles 350 1999 300 Dell-Cornell Center for 250 Advanced Computing 200 150 100 0 1999 2001 2003 2005 2008 Source: Top500.org X86-Based HPC Cluster Systems
  12. THE 4TH WAVE • STANDARDIZATION • HIGHER DENSITY • LOWER ENERGY • BETTER MANAGEABILITY
  13. UT video
  14. THE 4TH WAVE • STANDARDIZATION • HIGHER DENSITY • LOWER ENERGY • BETTER MANAGEABILITY
  15. ULTRA-DENSE SERVERS • Efficient Power Utilization • Manageability • Expanded I/O DELL POWEREDGE 1950 DELL M-SERIES BLADES
  16. PROCESSOR DENSITY IMPROVES CORE INTEGRATION FREQUENCY RACE CORE RACE 80- 80- Core MANCE E Quad- Quad- Core ERFORM Dual- Dual- Core Athlon64 X2 Pentiu D / IV Pentium Core2 Pentium III / Athlon um PE AMD K6 Pentium II / 6 C Pentium 486 386 8088 286 2 1978 1982 1985 1989 1993 1997 1999 2000 2005 2006 2010+
  17. MORE PERFORMANCE, FEWER SERVERS 2003: 2008: 2,500-CORES, 1,250 SERVERS 1,240-CORES, 155 SERVERS WITH 3 GHZ PROCESSORS WITH 2.6 GHZ PROCESSORS SUSTAINING 9.8 TFLOPS SUSTAINING 10.7 TFLOPS THAT’S MORE TFLOPS USING ~90% FEWER SERVERS IN JUST 5 YEARS
  18. TFLOPS FOR $1 MILLION 25 25 TFLOPS 20 15 10 4-5 TFLOPS 2 5 TFLOPS 0 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Assumes $1M buys a 309-node cluster and annual server cost declines of 1.5%.
  19. MORE STORAGE OPTIONS iSCSI FOR HYPERSCALE: DIRECT ATTACHED STORAGE: STORAGE EXCELLENT COST-PER-GB • SUPPORTS UP TO 4 SERVERS 48 TB IN 4U OF RACK SPACE • IDEAL FOR 2-NODE CONFIGS SCALES UP TO 576 TB • UP TO 45 DISK DRIVES & 45TB • SUPPORTS SAS & SATA DRIVES DELL EQUALLOGIC PS5500 DELL POWERVAULT MD3000
  20. COMPREHENSIVE ECOSYSTEM FACTORY-INSTALLED OPERATING SYSTEMS INTEGRATED, SINGLE-CONSOLE MANAGEMENT APPS SIZED & QUALIFIED FOR THE PLATFORM
  21. REVOLUTIONIZING SERVICES • FACTORY-INTEGRATED • PRE-RACKED, PRE-CABLED • TURNKEY HPC DEPLOYMENTS • AUTOMATED CLUSTER DESIGN • WEB TOOLS • DEDICATED HPC SUPPORT
  22. DELL POWERS HYPERSCALE
  23. Collaboration of 9 Vendors & LLNL 96-TFlop Testbed Cluster Tackling Problems within Petascale Environments: File Systems & Storage Infiniband Cluster Management Software BENEFITS ENTIRE OPEN-SOURCE C US O SOU C CLUSTER COCOMMUNITY U
  24. INNOVATING FOR A BETTER SOCIETY ECONOMY PLANET
  25. REGEN VIDEO
  26. Q&A
  27. THANK YOU!
  28. THANK YOU!

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