The University of Missouri has received an equipment grant from IBM to bolster its computational and storage capabilities for bioinformatics research. The grant will add an additional 64 processors and 24 terabytes of storage to the cluster resources run by the Columbia-based university's Bioinformatics Consortium.
At Purdue University, the Community Cluster Program is changing the way high-performance computers are built and maintained. By pooling their resources and contributing nodes to a centralized facility, faculty and researchers have access to much greater computing power that’s maintained for them by central computing staff. And they are invited to join about 300 people who roll up their sleeves and help construct a supercomputer in a single day’s “barn raising” event. Campus Technology asked VP of IT/CIO Gerry McCartney how it all works…
Intel will soon go into production with a Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture that uses the x86 instruction set to create high-performance computing platforms running at trillions of calculations per second.
The University of Notre Dame has gone public with its installation of a high performance cluster for its scientific research computing work, adding a nearly 6,000 core cluster to its Center for Research Computing.
Rice University is the recipient of a major research award from IBM that includes a supercomputer to do advanced biomedical research. Rice scientists will use the supercomputer in collaboration with researchers from Texas Medical Center to study cancer, AIDS, and other complex diseases.
UK-based Coventry University has implemented a virtualized environment in its automotive engineering program that has reduced management of its high-performance computing infrastructure.
Syracuse University students will gain mainframe experience on IBM gear as part of a multimillion dollar investment from IBM. The company has donated a System z10 to the New York school as well as software to the university's iSchool, the School of Information Studies.
The University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania has received an infusion of high performance computing technology from IBM for its intensive studies in biology. The university's McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which brings together scientists studying tissue engineering, cell therapies, and artificial organs and "biodevices," received an IBM research award for its "in silico" work, which uses computer simulations to explore biological pathways and test therapeutic interventions.
Brown University in Providence, RI and IBM are sharing investment in a multimillion-dollar supercomputer at Brown's Center for Computation and Visualization. The supercomputer--the most powerful computational system in Rhode Island, according to IBM--will be used by researchers statewide to tackle "grand challenges" affecting residents in climate change, education, energy, and health.