Hardware


University Advances Astronomy Research with 2,300-Core HPC System

A Brazilian university is accelerating astronomy research with the help of a 2,304-core system built around AMD Opteron 6172 processors and with 4.6 TB of main memory.

Oracle Enhances x86 Clustered Systems for Virtualization and Private Cloud Deployments

Oracle has introduced enhanced Sun Fire x86 clustered systems to bolster its line of enterprise-class blade and rackmount servers for highly virtualized and private cloud deployments.

Seattle College Upgrading Energy Systems in Capital-Free Deal

Seattle Central Community College has entered into an agreement that will allow it to make improvements in its energy systems with no capital investment.

State Program Funds Solar Project at U Maryland College Park

With the help of a Maryland state energy program, the University of Maryland, College Park is gearing up to deploy a 631 kilowatt solar rooftop installation.

Dell Intros Hyperscale-Inspired Server for High-Performance Computing

Designed to accelerate virtualization and cloud-computing deployments, Dell's new PowerEdge C6145 boasts two four-socket AMD Opteron 6100-series processor-based servers in a 2U form factor, with 10 PCIe card slots.

MIT Energy Savings Program Beats First Year Goal

A partnership between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Massachusetts energy company to reduce electrical use on campus by 15 percent has surpassed the initial target a year after it was formed.

Tech Gets Physical

Technology is helping facilities managers achieve significant efficiencies, although not everyone agrees on who should be responsible for what.

U Central Florida Streamlines Administrative Apps

The University of Central Florida has is wrapping up a multi-year implementation of new enterprise applications that includes a combination of Oracle software and Sun hardware to streamline its administrative processes and help manage student growth.

New York U Powers Up New Uber-Efficient CoGen Plant

New York University has completed construction of an underground co-generation plant that's expected to save the university between $5 million and $8 million annually in energy costs.

U Iowa To Control Lab Environment with Aircuity

The University of Iowa in Iowa City will be expanding its use of environmental control technology in its labs as those buildings are constructed or renovated.