ManeFrame III

A New Chapter in SMU’s Computing History: ManeFrame III

ManeFrame III logoSince 2014, one name has been synonymous with high-performance computing for research at SMU: ManeFrame. With that first iteration, SMU researchers received a drastic improvement in computing power for their complex workloads. ManeFrame II improved upon that power, now providing services to all disciplines with the help of a robust research services team. Today, SMU is happy to announce that ManeFrame III (M3) is on the way to the Hilltop!

Center for Research Computing (CRC) Director Dr. Thomas Hagstrom recently announced the selection of Aspen Systems to be the builder of ManeFrame III, kicking off the process that will bring next-generation High-Performance Computing power to our already venerable platforms in M2 and the NVIDIA DGX SuperPod. Here’s a look at the projected specifications of M3:

  • Computational Ability: 1 PetaFLOP (PFLOP)
  • Number of Computing Nodes: 200
  • CPU Cores: 25,600
  • Total Memory: 112 Terabytes (TB) = 114,688 GB
  • Node Interconnect Bandwidth: 200 Gb/s
  • High-Performance Storage: 8 Petabytes (PB)

Working alongside the new SuperPod, M3 will further SMU’s mission of supporting world-changing research and innovation for Dallas, North Texas, and the World.

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Zach Peterson

Zach is a Senior IT Training & Communications Consultant with OIT. Zach began his SMU career at the IT Help Desk in 2012 and joined the Training & Communications Team in 2015. He is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Texas and obtained a Master of Liberal Studies degree from SMU in 2018. He enjoys reading and collecting vintage and antique radio sets. He grew up in Valley View, Texas near Denton.