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#1 on the Green500 - Supermicro and Preferred Networks (PFN) Collaborate to Develop the World's Most Efficient Supercomputer
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

-- Deep Learning Supercomputer MN-Core(TM) Achieves Record 21.11 Gigaflops 
Performance-Per-Watt Based on Real-World Scientific Application Benchmarks  

Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a global leader in enterprise 
computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, today 
announced that its collaboration with Preferred Networks achieved the #1 
ranking for the Green500 ( 
) semi-annual industry assessment.  The MN-3 reached a record 21.11Gigaflops of 
performance-per-watt on a benchmark run that delivered a total performance of 
1.62 Petaflops.  This efficiency achievement is 15% higher than the previous 
Green500 record of 18.404 Gflops/W, which was recorded in June 2018.

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"Supermicro was excited to work with PFN on this exceptional system supporting 
machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) applications and energy 
efficiency," said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro. "The Green500 
international recognition confirms that Supermicro delivers exceptional 
products -- resource-saving, superior design, and high-reliability to the 

PFN ( 
) partnered with Supermicro to develop this customized server, which addresses 
a wide range of applications that require ultra-fast communications. Based in 
Japan, PFN strives to solve complex problems that utilize deep learning, 
robotics, and other advanced technologies.

"We are very pleased to have partnered with Supermicro, who worked with us very 
closely to build MN-3, which was recognized as the world's most 
energy-efficiency supercomputer," stated Yusuke Doi, VP of Computing 
Infrastructure at Preferred Networks. "We can deliver outstanding performance 
while using a fraction of the power that was previously required for such a 
large supercomputer."

The PFN solution is based on the Supermicro GPU server that utilizes Intel(R) 
Xeon(R) CPUs, and MN-Core boards developed by Preferred Networks. This advanced 
system offers up to 6TB of DDR4 memory, and multiple GPUs or accelerators, as 
well as the interconnects that enable ultra-fast communications between GPUs. 

PFN Supercomputer

The PFN supercomputer can serve many users simultaneously. The initial cluster 
consisted of 48 servers- four interconnect nodes, and five 100GbE switches. 
There was a total of 2,080 CPU cores, housed in a 7U high rack-mounted unit.

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high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced Server 
Building Block Solutions(R) for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, 
Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to 
protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT Green(R)" initiative and 
provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly 
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SOURCE:  Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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         Super Micro Computer, Inc.