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Intel case study: Setting the supercomputing standard

: Tuesday, June 30 - 2009 @ 12:37

Challenge:
• Continue strategic dedication to technological innovation by providing scientists and researchers with fast, reliable high performance computing platform
• Develop world-class reference platform to position Spain as a leader in supercomputing technology projects and support research at a global level

Solution:
• Deployed 146 HP Integrity RX7460 servers powered by Intel Itanium processors 9000 series
• A total of 2,580 CPUs provides 19,000GB of memory and 16,000 Gigaflops of processing speed
• Open source platform allows use of Unix, Linux and Microsoft-based applications

The new platform increased the number of computation hours available by a factor of 10.

Even before the platform’s official launch, researchers in disciplines ranging from electromagnetism to climate change were completing complex projects with real-life applications.

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