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Video: Building the Rice Cluster at Purdue

In this time-lapse video, staff, students, and volunteers build Purdue’s new “Rice” cluster in a single day.

Named in honor of Professor Emeritus John R. Rice, the Rice supercomputer will be used by researchers to develop new treatments for cancer, improve crop yields to better feed the planet, engineer quieter aircraft, study global climate change and probe the origins of the universe, among many other topics.

Built with HP compute nodes, the Rice supercomputer is powered by 10-core Intel Xeon-E5 processors, 64 GB of memory, and 56 Gb FDR InfiniBand from Mellanox. Rice nodes are now running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with Moab and TORQUE for job management.

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