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Dawning 4000L, Hundreds Terabytes Data Processing Super-server, is Coming Out


   

 

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¡¡¡¡Dawning 4000L, the largest data processing super-server in China, is coming out recently. This machine, which has been ranked as the ¡°aircraft carrier¡± in China¡¯s super-server industry, not only provides hundreds terabytes data processing capability, but also overcomes many key issues to support data intensive applications. Dawning 4000L is developed by National Research Center for Intelligent Computing Systems (NCIC) and Dawning Information Industry Co., Ltd. NCIC is a division of Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Dawning 4000L Super-server is suitable for both high performance scientific computing applications and information services. It is a milestone for China¡¯s high performance super-server industry, which is changing its focus from scientific computing to information services. Dawning 4000L breaks the China¡¯s super-server record again and leads the super-server industry to a new era.

¡¡¡¡Dawning 4000L is the largest IDC data processing machine in China now. It has been designed to provide more than 3 teraflops computing capability with 644 processors, 644GB physical memory and 100 terabytes storage. The machine can be upgraded online to 6.75 teraflops computing capability with 1300 processors, 4000GB physical memory and 600 terabytes storage. The whole system will consist with 80 racks and need 160KW power supply.

¡¡¡¡Dawning 4000L is an innovation and progress of traditional cluster technology in the new era. It is focused on data intensive applications. Spreader, an intelligent file browser, supports fast file search and browse over 100 terabytes storage, so that finding useful information become much easier. Intelligent NIC with its special software makes it easier to exchange real-time data with Internet. TapeShare, a system uses tapes to backup data, further improves the capacity of sharing devices for massive data storing. Dawning 4000L has two grid enabling techniques. Intelligent control terminal can manage the huge system in security. GridView provides grid visual angle of the system. Dawning 4000L has flexible on-line scalability. It provides 7 kinds of monitoring mechanisms to guarantee system reliability.

¡¡¡¡Dawning 4000L provides a high capability in massive data processing. It can process more than 16.3 billion insert operations and 8.6 billion mixed operations with the parallel database every day. The average response time of data mining in millions records is 2.5 seconds. It has real time processing capability to deal with the information generated by 40 million persons 200 SMS each per day. It has real time processing capability to deal with more than 650,000 Internet packets per second each node and has a total capability of 32Gbps data connection volume. The 400Mbps data per-character processing capability on each node can satisfy the requirement of China Telecom¡¯s Internet backbone. Dawning 4000L has such a powerful data processing capability and has been ranked as the ¡°aircraft carrier¡± in China super-server industry.

¡¡¡¡Dawning4000L is co-developed by National Research Center of Intelligent Computing Systems (NCIC) and Dawning Information Industry Co., Ltd. The latter has adequate experiences in building large-scale commercial computing systems. Its product series, Dawning 1000, 2000, 3000, TC1700, etc. are all widely used in many fields, from which come the "application-oriented" and "customer-oriented" characteristics of Dawning systems. NCIC has been undertaking the research and development of many key programs from the National 863 High-Tech Project for over a decade and exploring the development approaches of High-performance computing systems in China. The development team of NCIC combined with the marketing capability leads to the absolute leading position of Dawning super-servers in the market of home-made high-performance computing systems in China.

¡¡¡¡Dawning 4000L represents a new stage in the development of national high-performance computing industry and shows the strength of our country in this field. It will not only contribute to the development of our computer industry, but also have far-reaching influence upon the development of national economy, national defense, etc. It's said that this machine will be deployed in some national key department, and has great promise well being used in E-Administration, On-line Bank, E-business, petroleum industry, etc. as a data-intensive super-server.

 

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Research Background of Dawning 4000L
Dawing 4000L is a key project of the Knowledge Invocation Program of Institute of Computing Technology (ICT) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It¡¯s also a great achievement of second period of Knowledge Invocation Program of CAS. Dawning 4000L is developed by National Research Center for Intelligent Computer Systems (NCIC) and Dawning Information Industry Co., Ltd. It is designed for the objective of satisfying with the national strategic requirements. In addition, the Dawning 4000L has huge potential on civilian market, it can be used for E-commerce, E-bank, securities business, petroleum, etc.


Brief Introduction to the Principal of Dawing 4000L project
Dr.Sun Ninghui, born in March 1968, is graduated from Peking University in 1989 and got his doctor¡¯s degree from the Institute of Computing Technology, CAS in 1999. Currently, he is a professor of ICT, a supervisor of PH.D candidates and the director of NCIC, also chief scientist of Dawning. He has participated in the projects of the high performance computers and super-servers -- Dawning ¢ñ, Dawning 1000, Dawning 2000 , Dawning 3000 and series of Dawning scalable servers. He has won, for several times, the prize of National S&T progress awards and the S&T awards of CAS, as well as Youth scientist Prize of CAS. Now, he is the leader of Dawning 4000 project, which is a key project of the National 863 Hi-Tech Program of the National Tenth Five-Year Plan.


National Research Center for Intelligent Computing Systems (NCIC)
National Research Center for Intelligent Computing Systems (NCIC) was founded at March 1990, directly led by 863-306 experts. It aims to research on the key issues of National Hi-Tech Program in the super-server field. The role of the NCIC is to research and develop the high performance computers and super-servers. It has undertaken a series of key projects of 863, 973 and Knowledge Invocation Program of CAS. NCIC is coming into being, and greatly contributed to the development of high performance computers and super-servers of China.


Dawning Information Industry Co., Ltd
Dawning Group is founded in June 1995,based on key R&D fruits from National 863 High-tech Program. It focuses on the research and development of computer servers and owns the intellectual proprietary of all series of Dawning servers, which can satisfy customers¡¯ demands from super-servers to common IA servers. Advanced technology, outstanding performance and satisfying services make Dawning Ltd. the laureate of National Sci-Tech Progress Gold Medal and many other grand awards. Now, Dawning is playing a key role in China domestic server industry. It's shown in an authoritative survey conducted by the Department of Information Industry that Dawning has been one of the most influential brands in China server market. Several years after its foundation, Dawning had grown into a high-tech group and come into Hong Kong stock market. successfully in May 2001.


Dawning Super-computers and Super-servers
Dawning super-computers and super-servers are the model of homemade high performance computing systems. They represent the first class of server technology in China, and a prominent case of successful high technology industrialization. In the last decade, NCIC and Dawning Ltd. developed a series of commercial high performance computing systems, including Dawning I SMP, Dawning 1000 MPP System, Dawning 2000-I/II scalable clusters, Dawning 3000 super-server, Dawning 1700 high-end cluster and Dawning 4000L data-intensive super-server, etc. Dawning I brought the company Sci-Tech Progress Special Grade Award of China Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1994 and National Sci-Tech Progress Second Grade Award in 1995; Dawning 1000, Sci-Tech Progress Special Grade Award of CAS in 1996 and National Sci-Tech Progress First Grade Award in 1997; Dawning 2000, Sci-Tech Progress First Grade Award of CAS in 2000 and National Sci-Tech Progress Second Grade Award in 2001; Dawning series of Scalable Parallel Computing System, Sci-Tech Progress Second Grade Award of CAS in 2001. Over a decade of research and development, Dawning series super-computers and super-servers have been industrialized. They are widely used in industries related to petroleum, weather forcasting, government administration, military, education and research, etc.

 

   
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