For more than 30 years, the Ohio Supercomputer Center has provided supercomputing services, cyberinfrastructure, research and educational resources to a diverse community of state and national users, including universities and industries in Ohio. The center strives to empower its clients with powerful research tools, to partner strategically to develop new research and business opportunities, and to lead Ohio\u2019s knowledge economy.\nTo carry out this service-driven mission, OSC operates leading-edge high performance computing systems that help researchers accelerate discovery and innovation. That\u2019s the case with the center\u2019s newest and most efficient Dell EMC supercomputer system, the liquid-cooled Pitzer Cluster. Pitzer is designed to power a wide range of research, from understanding the human genome to mapping the global spread of viruses. This type of research requires an enormous amount of computational power \u2014 like that of the Pitzer Cluster. \u00a0\nAre you ready for some really big numbers? The theoretical peak performance of the Pitzer Cluster is about 1.3 petaflops, meaning it is capable of performing 1.3 quadrillion calculations per second. To match the potential of what Pitzer could do in just one second, a single person would have to perform one calculation every second for more than 41 million years. The cluster also can achieve 7 petaflops of theoretical peak performance for mixed-precision artificial intelligence workloads. \u00a0\nTo achieve performance like this, it takes a lot of computational horsepower under the hood. To that end, the Pitzer Cluster features 260 nodes, including Dell EMC PowerEdge\u2122 C6420 servers with CoolIT Systems\u2019 Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) coupled with Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 servers. The cluster has 528 Intel\u00ae Xeon\u00ae Gold 6148 processors and 64 GPUs, all connected with EDR InfiniBand networking. In all, the system has 10,560 compute cores.\nIn another claim to fame, the Pitzer Cluster is a great example of how today\u2019s technologies allow HPC-driven organizations to pack more processing power into a smaller footprint, when compared to earlier-generation systems. The use of CoolIT\u2019s modular, rack-based DCLC solution allows increased rack densities, higher component performance potential and better energy efficiency. As a result, Pitzer offers nearly as much performance as OSC\u2019s most powerful cluster but requires less power and takes up less than half the space.\nThat\u2019s all the technology side of the story. The most exciting side of this story is the groundbreaking research the Pitzer Cluster supports. Scientists, engineers, clinicians and students from throughout Ohio and points beyond put the cluster to work to accelerate academic and industrial research. The supercomputer is built for the challenges of modeling, simulation, machine learning, deep learning and more in natural sciences, engineering and technology, and social sciences.\nAcross the board, Pitzer is ready for the extremely diverse types of research OSC facilitates \u2014 from studies of disease resistance in crops and aircraft crash-worthiness, to genetic mutations and precision medicine. Much of this research focuses on very real and tangible problems. For example, teams of researchers use OSC resources to study harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.\nThe Pitzer Cluster builds on an established relationship between OSC and Dell Technologies. In 2016 and 2017, OSC worked with Dell Technologies on the design and deployment of the center\u2019s Owens Cluster, a 23,392-core system based on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with Intel Xeon processors.\nTo learn more\n\nFor the full story, read the Dell EMC case study \u201cPitzer Cluster: Ohio Supercomputer Center rolls out its most efficient supercomputer system.\u201d\nTo watch a time-lapse video of the Pitzer Cluster installation, see Building a supercomputer: The Pitzer Cluster.\nTo explore Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with Intel Xeon processors in HPC applications, visit Dell EMC solutions for HPC and AI.\nFor perspectives on tapping the value of data with deep learning and artificial intelligence systems, explore Dell Technologies AI Solutions and Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI.