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University of Bayreuth to Install AMD Opteron-powered MEGWARE Cluster

Today MEGWARE announced a 1.25 million-euros contract with the University of Bayreuth in Germany for a new supercomputer to be delivered this Spring. Powered by 9,696 AMD Opteron 6348 processor cores and QDR Infiniband, the system will be used in the modeling and numerical processing of problems which deal with the development of micro-structures in complicated materials.

In this project, praxis relevant application benchmarks were of prime importance. After being tested on various CPU architectures and system configurations, it was shown that the AMD Opteron processors offered the best price-performance ratio,” said MEGWARE HPC engineer Nico Mittenzwey, giving more background about the decision.

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