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Overview of AI-Compliant Advanced Computer System

In December 2019 the Information Initiative Center at Hokkaido University introduced the “AI-Compliant Advanced Computer System” for Hokkaido University researchers with the aim of facilitating and accelerating research projects by transferring artificial intelligence technology to a variety of research fields, including artificial intelligence research using accelerators and cyber-physical systems.

System features
  • Equipped with 4 high-performance GPUs per node (Tesla V100 SXM2, 32 GB memory)
  • High-performance common storage equipped with the latest NVMe SSDs
  • Supports GPU-optimized machine learning container, and operates job scheduler
  • Linkable to Interdisciplinary Large-Scale Computer System (High Performance Inter-cloud)
System specifications
Computation node specifications
Product name FUJITSU PRIMERGY CX400 M4 (chassis), CX2570 M5 (computation nodes,water cooling)
No. of nodes 8 nodes (4 chasses)
271 TFLOPS (double precision)
Node specs. CPU Intel Xeon Gold 6230 (2.1 GHz/20-core) x 2
2.688 TFLOPS
GPU NVDIA Tesla V100 SXM2 (32GB) x 4
31.2 TFLOPS (double precision),62.8 TFLOPS (single precision)
Mem. 384GB (32GB DDR4-2933 RDIMM x 12)
SSD 1.6TB NVMe SSD x 1
Inter-Connection 100Gbps Intel Omni-Path x 1
Common storage specifications
Product name DDN ES200NV
Controller Active/active dual controller
Capacity 76.8TB (3.84TB dual-port NVMe SSD x 21)
Max. performance 20GB/s, 1M IOPS
Inter-Connection 100Gbps Intel Omni-Path x 2
Software specifications
Machine learning TensorFlow, PyTorch, Chainer, Caffe, etc.
Parallelizing compiler PGI Professional Edition