SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- From November 13-18, the 29th Supercomputing Conference (SC16) will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Per the newly announced TOP500 list -- an independently compiled list of the number of supercomputers per nation -- China has 171 supercomputers , the joint most together with the United States. Sugon, the leading HPC vendor in China, delivers 47 of the computers on the TOP500 list, securing a steady fourth place among global sellers. Besides the TOP500 ranking, Sugon has fixed attention on Exascale Computing, the next "jewel in crown" of HPC (high performance computing) and for the first time brings China's Exascale Computing roadmap to an international stage. Exascale Computing faces many challenges To achieve Exascale Computing, in addition to the computation speed of floating point, it is also necessary to meet many major challenges in energy consumption, programming, storage, reliability and other aspects. Towards those challenges, Sugon has put forward a series of competitive solutions in computing systems, network architecture, storage framework, system software, cooling systems, applications and others. The solutions could verify the feasibility of Exascale Computing. Sugon has begun R&D of the related prototype in order to test the core technologies. Sugon's Exascale Computing solution can be interpreted into several technique aspects, including hyper-converged self-adaptive parallel system architecture, local processor based high-performance compute nodes, high performance and scalability Torus interconnect (Exascale Computing), hyper-converged self-adaptive application software design, high-efficiency full immersion cooling with multi-dimension self-adaptive power consumption management, multilayer and multi-protocol HPSS, multilayer integrated fault-tolerance technique, large-scale parallel application port and optimization. All these techniques will be tested on the Prototype system for the Exascale Computing. "By adopting hyper-converged computation and self-adaptive application technique, Sugon's Exascale Computing HPC Prototype system features in the user-friendly ecosystem and the wide applicability. It can well support a wide range of applications such as HPC, deep learning, big data and cloud computing ," said Mr. Zhennan Cao, General Manager of HPC Division of Sugon. Breaking the PUE limit, Sugon liquid cooling technology opens a new era Another eye-catching technology Sugon has brought to SC16 is its latest liquid cooling technology. With years of technical accumulation, Sugon presents the highest level of liquid cooling technology in China, and serves as the foremost driving force and the indicator for China's liquid cooling. Inevitably, large scale computing systems, similar to the Exascale Computing computer, could induce extreme high power consumption. To lower PUE (power usage effectiveness) value, Sugon's Exascale Computing HPC Prototype adopts a full immersion phase-change cooling system. The heat media experiences a cycle of vaporization inside server and liquefaction outdoors and the cooling system holds full-year outdoor natural cooling feature. Therefore, the expected PUE value is lowered to ~1.1. Full immersion phase-change cooling technology can significantly increase density and reduce computer room area. It is an ideal solution to solve many problems that many data centers have suffered for long time, for example the high construction cost and the power waste.