HLRS to Enhance Advanced AI Capabilities with New Cray Supercomputer

25 October 2019

HLRS has contracted with supercomputer manufacturer Cray, a Hewlett-Packard Enterprise company, to install a new Cray CS-Storm GPU-accelerated supercomputer to accelerate AI workloads.

The High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) has contracted with supercomputer manufacturer Cray, a Hewlett-Packard Enterprise company, to install a new Cray CS-Storm GPU-accelerated supercomputer. The new machine will complement HLRS's current infrastructure for high-performance computing by addressing user demand for processing-intensive applications like machine learning and deep learning. The system is designed for artificial intelligence (AI) applications and includes the Cray Urika-CS AI and Analytics suite, enabling HLRS to accelerate AI workloads, arm users to address complex computing problems, and process more data with higher accuracy. The machine will be used in developing AI models in engineering, automotive, energy, and environmental industries and academia.

“As we extend our service portfolio with AI, we require an infrastructure that can support the convergence of traditional high-performance computing applications and AI workloads to better support our users and customers,” said Prof. Dr. Michael Resch, director at HRLS. “We’ve found success working with our current Cray Urika-GX system for data analytics, and we are now at a point where AI and deep learning have become even more important as a set of methods and workflows for the HPC community. Our researchers will use the new CS-Storm system to power AI applications to achieve much faster results and gain new insights into traditional types of simulation results.”

The system will be delivered to HLRS in November 2019.

Read the complete press release from Cray here.