Monash commissions third-generation Massive supercomputer

Monash University’s third-generation Massive supercomputer was officially commissioned yesterday. Massive (Multi-modal Australian ScienceS Imaging and Visualisation Environment) is part of the Monash Research Cloud, which in turn is part of the Nectar (National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources) Research Cloud. The idea is to provide Australian researchers with access to the computational infrastructure they need wherever they are in the country, and to enable local and international collaboration. The original Massive system (now known as M1) was based on IBM servers and Nvidia GPUs. The latest Massive system (M3) officially commissioned yesterday uses around 70 Dell PowerEdge C6320 servers and 13 C4130 servers fitted with 25 Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU cards. That gives M3 a total of 1,700 Intel Haswell cores, 50 K80 GPUs and 80 Grid K1 GPUs, and a…


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