Lenovo Recognized in 2021 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

December 13, 2021

Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) received honors in the 19th annual HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards, presented at the 2021 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC21), in St. Louis, Missouri. Lenovo ISG was recognized with the following honors:

  • Best AI Product or Technology: Lenovo ThinkSystem SR670 V2 – A powerful, flexible system for both HPC and AI applications. The 3U SR670 V2 features two 3rd Gen Intel®Xeon® Scalable processors and houses up to eight NVIDIA A100 Tensor core GPUs. It includes a model with a unique liquid-to-air (L2A) heat exchanger and four board-mounted NVIDIA A100 GPUs connected via NVLink, allowing customers to take advantage of liquid cooling without adding any plumbing.

 

  • Best Use of HPC in Energy: A multinational collaboration, employing PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) resources at CINECA in Italy (Marconi HPC), and at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center in Spain (MareNostrum HPC) – primarily leveraging Lenovo hardware – has successfully analyzed non-linear magnetohydrodynamic simulations to better understand the physics of fusion plasmas. Their discovery will lead to better control of plasma dynamics for fusion operation, and the production of safe nuclear energy.

 

  • Best Use of HPC in Life Sciences: Clinicians and engineers at the Birmingham School of Chemical Engineering developed a 3D operating theater model that measures airflow with an ultrasound anemometer. Using U-Birmingham’s BlueBEAR HPC (Lenovo, with Intel CPUs and IBM Spectrum Scale Storage, supplied by OCF Limited), they tracked air that emerges from surgical gown necks that can contaminate surgical instruments, lead to infection, increase patient suffering and financially burden the United Kingdom’s National Health Service

 

  • Best Use of HPC in Response to Societal Plight (Urgent computing, COVID-19): The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium expanded its CLIMB-COVID project, using hardware from DDN, Dell, Lenovo and others to sequence and aggregate over 675,000 coronavirus genomes and broadening the project to include samples from around the world.

“It’s an honor that our deep commitment to HPC innovation is recognized by our industry peers,” said Scott Tease, VP and GM, HPC and AI at Lenovo. “Our focus has always been on working to solve humanity’s greatest challenges with technology and this recognition from HPCwire is extra sweet because it showcases what our customers can do when enabled with the right resources.”

Lenovo also congratulates their partners and customers on their accomplishments and award wins.

Learn more about Lenovo’s HPC innovation and From Exascale to EveryscaleTM.

 

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