SC Online reported yesterday that the Holland Computing Center is having opening ceremonies on Friday
Recent world rankings by the LINPACK Benchmark’s TOP500 sites released November 2007, listed the HCC in the top 50 supercomputers upon start-up. With over 1,150 nodes utilizing soon to be installed AMD Quad Core Processors, the Holland Computer Center will have over 2,300 processors and 9,200 cores (over 60 Teraflops) and will then be listed among the top 20 largest clusters in the world.
…Established in 2007, primarily through a generous grant from the Holland Foundation and American Power Conversion, which donated all of the racks, power, cooling and security equipment for the supercomputing center, the center will be housed on the prestigious campus of the University of Nebraska in the Peter Kiewit Institute.
What are they doing with all that juice?
The cluster has five primary focus areas: Defense, Life Sciences, Medical, Financial and support to Higher Education Research. The HCC will also be home to the Gallup Organization’s new “World Poll.”
More in the release.