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K.U.Leuven Buys SGI ICE

Belgium’s K.U.Leuven has selected an SGI ICE 8200 system to power their latest research projects.  The group recently installed a 928 core ICE system with 29 terabytes of SGI InfiniteStorage NEXIS 2000 IB-attached NAS storage.

Academic research is the lifeline of a university, the substrate of education, and the basis of its community service,” said Professor Marc Vervenne, Rector of K.U.Leuven, which was founded in 1425. “Investment in high-quality research in an international environment is thus indispensable. These solutions from Silicon Graphics provide the foundation for future research efforts that will benefit K.U.Leuven, Belgium and the scientific community at large.”

The dual-rail ICE system will bolster research projects in climatology, molecular imaging, computational systems biology, nanoscale physics and chemistry.

For more info on th enew install, read the full release here.

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