A Look Back: Lenovo @ ISC24

Hamburg, Germany was the perfect backdrop for this year’s International Supercomputing Conference (ISC24) with beautiful weather and a bustling event at Congress Center Hamburg. Near the middle of the showroom floor stood Lenovo’s eye-catching booth featuring the recently announced Lenovo ThinkSystem SR780a V3 taking center stage along with demos outlining the booth showcasing how Lenovo is Transforming HPC & AI for All.

Conference attendees stopped by the booth to get a glimpse of the ThinkSystem SR780a V3, the new eight-way GPU server specifically designed for Artificial Intelligence (AI) training. It features two 5th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and uses hybrid water and air cooling allowing the system to efficiently cool the hottest components with liquid cold plates (CPUs and GPUs). Traditional air-cooling deals with cooling the lesser challenging components such as storage. Data centers today are challenged with providing high-performance results on a limited energy threshold, and Lenovo designed the ThinkSystem SR780a V3 with those energy thresholds in mind. Neptune™ liquid cooling enables the 5U system to run eight (8) of the latest high-power GPUs with higher sustained performance over longer periods of time. Liquid cooling removes heat more efficiently than traditional air cooling, requires less space than traditional fans and allows the GPUs and CPUs to run in accelerated mode.

Passersby also got a chance to get a closer look at other types of innovative Lenovo Neptune™ cooling technology; generative AI chatbots; HPC and AI software stack and storage solutions; TruScale HPC/AI as-a-Service; NVIDIA Omniverse with Lenovo workstations; and remote workstation solutions. To get a glimpse of the booth and its contents, view these videos produced by HPCwire and insideHPC featuring Lenovo subject matter experts who share how Lenovo is transforming HPC and AI for all.

But one of the most significant accomplishments Lenovo experienced at ISC24 was its solid standing on the coveted TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. In the 63rd edition released at ISC24; Lenovo calculated that they remained the number one provider of supercomputers in the world with impressive statistics including:

  • 163 Lenovo systems listed

  • 13 new systems

  • 32% share of the list

  • 21 markets world-wide

  • #1 in 12 markets

While Lenovo held the number one spot on the Green500 list for the world’s most energy efficient supercomputer for three consecutive lists prior to the June 2024 release, the company remained in the top five holding steady at the number four spot with Henri at the Flatiron Institute in New York. Additionally, Lenovo landed another energy efficient system in the top 10 with the HoreKa-Teal at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.

Learn more about Lenovo’s HPC, Neptune™ and AI solutions.