Thailand’s National Agency for Science and Technology Development Boosts R&D, Strengthens National Economy with New Hewlett Packard Enterprise Supercomputer

HOUSTON – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced it is building a new supercomputer for Thailand’s National Agency for Scientific and Technological Development (NSTDA) that is 30 times faster than its existing system. The new supercomputer will be housed in the NSTDA Supercomputer Center (ThaiSC), which is one of Thailand’s leading National Science and Technology Infrastructure (NCTS) centers within NSTDA which provides high performance computing resources (HPC ) cutting edge for national R&D efforts. The system will support all research communities in Thailand in public and private organizations.

NSTDA’s new supercomputer will be built using the HPE Cray EX system, an end-to-end scalable high-performance computing platform to deliver next-generation supercomputer capabilities to improve modeling, simulation, AI and analysis. By harnessing new knowledge, scientists and engineers using the new supercomputer will advance research to innovate in key areas such as pharmaceuticals, weather forecasting and renewable energy to strengthen Thailand’s economy and self-reliance. .

“The HPE Cray EX System provides a complete, end-to-end High Performance Computing (HPC) solution that transforms research with advanced modeling and simulation approaches, and powers AI initiatives that drive breakthroughs and insights Said Bill Mannel, vice president and general manager, High Performance Computing, at HPE. “We are honored to collaborate with the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Development (NSTDA) to design their new supercomputer using the HPE Cray EX system. NSTDA’s new supercomputer, which will offer a new set of capabilities to researchers, scientists and engineers, represents a significant leap forward in innovation for Thailand, which will unleash new economic and societal value for the nation and its people.

New supercomputer spurs innovation for Thailand to increase competition and self-reliance

NSTDA’s new supercomputer will support ongoing R&D in the following areas to strengthen a range of industries for Thailand, including:

  • Boosting Thailand’s Healthcare Industry with Advanced Biopharmaceutical Techniques – In an effort to support affordable healthcare and create new drug therapies that can be manufactured at scale, researchers are using the power of supercomputing to focus on a range of drug design development for COVID-19. This process includes everything from modeling and simulation of various biomolecular interactions with drug candidates to supporting the development, production and quality control of biopharmaceuticals, biosimilars and vaccines.
  • Increase Thailand’s energy supply with renewable and sustainable sources – Thai researchers are also looking to supercomputing to find sustainable energy solutions, which include analyzing data to improve the supply of renewable energy, such as solar power, and energy storage, such as batteries and Accumulators. Researchers are also focusing on alternative diesel fuels to improve ignition and combustion efficiency, while reducing pollutant emissions, using a diesel hydrotreatment process.
  • Create real-time knowledge of weather conditions by speeding up weather forecastsThe supercomputer will allow researchers to speed up prediction of various weather events such as air quality, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis. For example, researchers in Thailand can simulate data to predict the concentration of fine particles (PM2.5), which is an air pollutant made up of tiny particles in the air that affects visibility and causes blurring in the air. By generating timely and accurate PM2.5 predictions to share with the public, local decision makers can help guide air quality monitoring and management for safety and environmental sustainability.

Provide end-to-end supercomputing design to tackle next-generation applications

As part of the new system design of the NSTDA, HPE will also offer 496 3e Gen AMD EPYC processors to run modeling and simulation workloads at a faster rate, and 704 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs to improve graphics in image-intensive data and accelerate AI in workloads. traditional HPC work.

The new system will benefit from a further performance boost from HPE Slingshot, an Ethernet fabric specifically designed for next-generation supercomputing to handle higher speed and congestion control for AI and computer workloads. more important data. To help store and share a greater volume of complex data, HPE will also integrate its Cray Clusterstor E1000 storage system for extended storage and intelligent tiering capabilities. The advanced technologies combined will deliver 13 petaflops of peak performance.

The new NSTDA supercomputer will be installed and operational in 2022.

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