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University of Groningen Runs Bright Cluster Manager

Bright Computing today announced that the University of Groningen has selected their Bright Computing Manager to manage their new machine.  The 33TF cluster was delivered by Bright Computing reseller, ClusterVision.  Its currently the fastest in any Dutch university.

Research has a top priority at the University of Groningen. With this new supercomputer from ClusterVision we are able to offer a very powerful service to our user community and support them in achieving their research goals,” said Professor Dr. Cees Sterks, General Director of the Donald Smits Center for Information Technology at the University of Groningen.

Our new High Performance Compute (HPC) cluster ‘Millipede’ is a real compute monster and it is the fastest HPC cluster in any Dutch University. ClusterVision did an excellent job in designing, delivering and implementing the cluster. The Bright Cluster Manager software makes the management and monitoring of the cluster very efficient and easy, and it offers a clear insight into the status of the cluster at all times.” [Hans Gankema, Manager Server Infrastructure]

The new system includes 3280 AMD Opteron processor cores and 132 TeraByte of storage will be used by scientists at the university to boost research in various fields of science, including Informatics, Chemistry, Medicine and Genetics.  For more info, read their full release here.

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