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Building Marconi: the team Cineca and Lenovo

The MARCONI computing system installed at Cineca in Autumn 2016 is the larger supercomputer available in Italy today.


Marconi system consists two partitions (by mid 2017 a third one will be installed)


Marconi – Broadwell (A1 partition) consists of 21 Lenovo NeXtScale racks with 72 nodes per rack. Each node contains 2 Broadwell processors each with 18 cores and 128 GB of DDR4 RAM.

Marconi – KNL (A2 partition) will be deployed by the end of 2016 and will consist of 3600 Intel server nodes integrated by Lenovo. Each node contains 1 Intel Knights Landing processor with 68 cores, 16 GB of MCDRAM and 96 GB of DDR4 RAM.


ph. Francesco Pierantoni

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Taken on November 29, 2016