Jakarta. The Indonesia-born EFISON launched the ALELEON supercomputer in April 2021. Powered by AMD EPYC ™ 7702P and AMD Ryzen ™ Threadripper ™ 3990X processors, the ALELEON supercomputer is EFISON’s first public supercomputing service for scientific computing, machine learning and big data.
Course and relevance of high performance computing
Data has been and remains the driving force of business, academic and scientific advancement and creates a significant need for computers.
In fact, IDC’s DataSphere forecast shows that global data creation and replication will have an average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23% over the forecast period 2020-2025.
With the processing power and speed of High Performance Computing (HPC) technologies, HPC can dramatically reduce the time and total cost of ownership required to perform computationally intensive operations and process enormous amounts of data. Recognizing the tremendous value of HPC technology in today’s data-driven world, HPC is likely to permeate businesses of all sizes and converge with other advanced computing areas such as cloud computing, AI, and machine learning.
This is backed up by a Deloitte Insights report, titled Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions 2019, which states that the supercomputing market was around $ 50 billion just 2 years ago and that is expected to be along with technology Progress and increasing demand will grow for data.
Via the ALELEON SUPERCOMPUTER from EFISON
Recognizing the business, scientific, and social value of HPC, EFISON was founded with a dedicated mission to improve access to HPC technology. After 6 months of beta testing, EFISON has successfully released the AMD EPYC CPU-based ALELEON supercomputer, the very first AMD processor-powered HPC service in Indonesia that is publicly available for scientific calculations, big data analysis and in the field of artificial intelligence the development of the use of HPC in Indonesia.
As a tailor-made system with AMD EPYC ™ 7702P server processors and AMD Ryzen ™ Threadripper ™ 3990X processors, the ALELEON supercomputer is available to all Indonesian citizens, from the general public to academics and institutions. With a great talent for scientific computing, machine learning and big data computation, the ALELEON supercomputer aims to make HPC accessible to everyone and to enable and inspire the next generation of innovators.
EFISON also specializes in building customer-specific infrastructures, ranging from servers to PCs, and develops and implements IT system solutions for very specific and personalized computing requirements.
Given the increasing amount and speed of incoming data, the following are some common limitations / challenges faced by businesses, research institutions, educational institutions, and various other areas:
Inefficient on-site infrastructure: Existing infrastructure and hardware can be restricted quickly and prevent a time- and cost-efficient analysis of new, larger and more complex data sets; a skill that is becoming increasingly important to stay competitive in today’s data-driven world.
Resource Limits: Smaller institutions face significant resource constraints such as staff, time, and budget constraints that prevent data-intensive projects from completing before the deadline; The computing speed is becoming more and more important.
Limits to the final quality of the product: Without access to the right technology and the appropriate levels of computation (power and speed), institutions are limited in the number of trial-and-error scenarios they can perform, which seriously affects the quality of their bottom line.
HPC has emerged as a beneficial tool in various fields for generating knowledge, advancing scientific discoveries, delivering better product design, and finding answers to complex problems.
Institutions that see the value of HPC in solving the above challenges may not have the financial resources or expertise to upgrade their infrastructure. Building the right supercomputer, HPC or computer cluster infrastructure is a challenge, time-consuming and costly. With the right expertise and knowledge, organizations will be able to build a high-performance system that can increase application performance, accelerate customer transactions, and improve decision-making.
In recognition of the challenges / constraints faced by institutions in Indonesia, EFISON adopted the AMD EPYC and Ryzen Threadripper solutions to build the ALELEON supercomputer. AMD processors have been fundamental to pushing the boundaries of enterprise-class system design and enabling fast and accurate performance.
AMD Solutions that power the ALELEON supercomputer:
With the combined performance of the AMD EPYC 7702P and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processors, EFISON’s ALELEON supercomputer brings leading high-performance computing to the general public in Indonesia.
AMD EPYC ™ 7702P
The AMD EPYC 7702P processors set exceptional standards for performance, security functions and scalability for demanding workloads and have 64 cores and 128 threads based on the AMD Infinity Architecture, which enables system manufacturers and cloud architects alike to take advantage of the latest server performance without having to pay Losing performance and manageability, or the ability to protect your organization’s most important asset, your data.
AMD Ryzen ™ Threadripper ™ 3990X
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X has 64 cores and 128 threads for lightning-fast rendering workloads and extensive 88 PCIe® 4.0 lanes to meet large GPU and NVMe requirements.
What does it mean to have affordable access to a supercomputer?
Increased speed and agility: HPC users can benefit greatly from the computing speed and performance of the AMD CPU-powered ALELEON supercomputer in order to meet their project deadline on time.
For businesses, the reality is that the efficiency and speed at which a business can process transactions and turn data into action has the potential to differentiate itself from its competitors in today’s highly data-driven business world.
For researchers and the scientific community, the ALELEON supercomputer powered by AMD enables HPC users to perform more complex and advanced calculations. Accelerated transactions allow researchers to conduct more trial and error, which leads to more accurate research.
Lower cost: With access to the computing speed and performance of the ALELEON supercomputer, companies can derive greater benefit from using the publicly available supercomputer as needed, rather than investing in local infrastructure.
For companies that require an on-premise infrastructure, EFISON also specializes in building custom infrastructures ranging from servers to PCs tailored to the customer’s business needs. With the right infrastructure, organizations will be able to use the right resources on workloads that are unique to their operations.
Inspires and enables new possibilities: With the computing power and flexibility that the ALELEON supercomputer offers the public, this could potentially inspire and enable the emergence of new computational research fields in Indonesia, such as z-structure calculations and material modeling.
Improved access to EFISON’s HPC technology can not only increase the capabilities of existing businesses and research institutions, but also have broader economic and social impacts as it opens new avenues for research in Indonesia.
With the AMD CPU-powered ALELEON supercomputer, EFISON hopes to make a meaningful contribution to the HPC community and drive innovation and insights with groundbreaking high-performance computing and advanced security features to deliver results like never before.