MARCONI is located at Cineca in Italy.
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MARCONI replaces FERMI that went out of production in July 2017. All existing projects on FERMI are moved to Marconi.



The new system will gradually be completed in about twelve months, between April 2016 and July 2017, according to a plan based on a series of updates:

  • A1: a preliminary system going into production in July 2016, based on Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family (Broadwell) with a computational power of 2Pflop/s.
  • A2: by the end of 2016 a new section will be added, equipped with the next-generation of the Intel Xeon Phi product family (Knights Landing), based on a many-core architecture, enabling an overall configuration of about 250 thousand cores with expected additional computational power of approximately 11Pflop/s.
  • A3: finally, in July 2017, this system is planned to reach a total computational power of about 20Pflop/s utilizing future generation Intel Xeon processors (Sky Lakes).
Architecture Intel OmniPath Cluster
Model Lenovo NeXtScale
Peak performance 2 PFlops
System configuration
  • 1512 nodes
  • 36 cores/node
  • 54,432 cores in total
Processors 2 x 18-cores Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4 (Broadwell) at 2.30 GHz, 8 cores each
Memory 128 GB RAM per node
Main memory 17 PB local storage
Networks Intel OmniPath
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