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High performance computing (HPC) is the foundation of scientific research. As the only national laboratory that provides HPC services for interdisciplinary scientific research projects, the NCHC plans to establish a world leading computing and data storage environment and high performance PC cluster, as well as various engineering and scientific applications and databases, which will be provided to industries, academia, and research institutes. This will help users contribute with their high performance academic output.The NCHC built the largest open supercomputer “TAIWANIA 1” in Taiwan in 2018. The system has a total of 27,600 computing cores, a parallel file system with a total capacity of 3.4PB, OPA 100Gbps high speed network, and overall performance reaching 1.3 PFLOPS. The system is a general purpose supercomputer with a large number of compute nodes and an independent file system, high security mechanisms, and supports multiple fields of application, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, atmospheric, engineering and life sciences. In additional to commercial package software, the system also offers several compilers and MPI libraries for researchers to develop their own programs.
 
  • Compute node:Intel Xeon Gold 6148 2.40GHz CPU x 2 with 192/384GB memory
  • Network interface:Each node has 1 Intel Omni-Path HFI network card for MPI parallel computing and parallel file storage and access
  • Operating system:Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 x86_64
  • Compiler :Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018、PGI Compilers & Tools 2017
  • Scheduling software :Altair PBS Professional
  • Connection information:
    CPU job login node :140.110.148.11、140.110.148.12

TAIWANIA 1 System Specifications

TAIWANIA 1 mainframe
TAIWANIA 1 mainframe

TAIWANIA 1 System Architecture, consultation service +886-3-5776085
TAIWANIA 1 System Architecture
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TAIWANIA 2” supercomputer consists of 252 compute nodes, each containing 2 CPUs and 8 state-of-the-art GPUs, and the host’s architecture design and specifications are synchronized with international trends and levels. In the use of big data for deep learning, allowing scientists to demonstrate higher performance, however, in terms of energy conservation, TAIWANIA 2’s energy efficiency is up to 11.285 GF/W, computing power is up to 9 PFLOPS, but electricity usage is only 798 KW, which has become the most energy-efficient high-performancecomputing mainframe in Taiwan's history.

The Minister of Science and Technology Liang-Gee Chen said that the construction of this project is huge, in addition to the host system itself, it also involves in the software service platform, data center equipment electricity, system cooling, network connectivity and other levels, during the process of establishment, this team demonstrated superb technical capabilities, each performed its own functions, hence, to be able to complete this feat within seven months. The original estimated efficiency of the mainframe was 7 PFLOPS, which was upgraded to 9 PFLOPS by optimizing tuning and testing. It was an outstanding achievement of the team. He also expressed his special gratitude to Director General Ce-Kuen Shieh and colleague of the NCHC as well as the joint efforts of the construction team.
 
TAIWANIA 2
TAIWANIA 2

TOP500#20 (9PFLOPS) Green500#10 (11.285 GFLOPS/W)
TOP500#20 (9PFLOPS) Green500#10 (11.285 GFLOPS/W)
 
In 2018, the Ministry of Science and Technology called out the first year of AI and promoted the use of "Artificial Intelligence (AI)” as the main axis of the development of next generation to lead Taiwan entering into the intelligent life of the digital 4.0. Among the five strategies of the “Gorgeous Strategies of an AI Small Country”, the establishment of the AI cloud computing platform is one of the most important links. The purpose is to build a national AI R&D and cloud service environment and create an important foundation for national innovation. The NCHC of National Applied Research Laboratories, cooperates with Quanta Computer, ASUS and Taiwan Mobile to organize a national team that is responsible for the task of building national-level AI host. After seven months of hard working, we have successfully completed the hardware construction and performance testing of the “TAIWANIA 2" supercomputer, and also sent the optimal performance score to the TOP500 ranking challenge held twice a year.
 
TAIWANIA 2 Top500 Ranking in November 2018, consultation service +886-3-5776085
TAIWANIA 2 Top500 Ranking in November 2018

TAIWANIA 2 Green500 Ranking in November 2018, consultation service +886-3-5776085
TAIWANIA 2 Green500 Ranking in November 2018

HPC Milestone at NCHC, consultation service +886-3-5776085
HPC Milestone at NCHC

TAIWANIA 2 : System and Framework, consultation service +886-3-5776085
TAIWANIA 2 : System and Framework
 
TAIWANIA 2 is expected to be officially launched in the first half of 2019. It will provide fast computing power, large storage space and secure network, and will also become the largest domestic data market and model market in Taiwan through the establishment of AI cloud computing platform, providing more real-time and more convenient computing services to the industry, university and institute circles. In the future, 50% of computing resources will meet the needs of intelligent robots led by the government, in addition to prospective projects as well as university and institute projects, such as the self-driving experimental fields, AI innovation and research centers. Another 50% of computing resources will provide innovative industrial use in order to accelerate the development of artificial intelligence related technologies and services in Taiwan, so as to promote industrial innovation in the use of artificial intelligence, such as the app