Recently, AMD and the University of Science and Technology (OIST) in Okinawa, Japan, jointly announced that they will deploy AMD’s 7702 64 core processor in a new high-performance computing system with a total power of 2.36PFlops (236 billion floating-point calculations per second). Such performance, in today’s global TOP500 super-calculation list, can be ranked 144th.
OIST’s Department of Scientific Computing and Data Analysis plans to use this new super-calculation for computationally intensive research projects in schools, including biometrics, computational neurology, physics, and more.
OIST revealed that the number of relevant researchers has more than doubled recently, and in order to allow all users to share resources, a large number of processor cores are needed, and the latest AMD Dragon processor is the only option.
With the latest 7nm manufacturing process and Zen 2 architecture, the Dragon 7702 features 64 core 128 threads, 256MB triple cache, core frequency 2.0-3.35GHz, memory support for eight-channel DDR4-3200, and 128 PCIe 4.0 channels with thermal design power consumption of 200W.