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Advanced Clustering Installs New Supercomputer at Clarkson University

This week Advanced Clustering Technologies installed a new supercomputer at Clarkson University in New York. The system was built for Chen Liu, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Liu was awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a four-person research team dedicated to acquiring a heterogeneous high-performance computing cluster.

Our project is a small-scale super computer with a lot of horsepower for computation ability,” Liu said. “It has many servers, interconnected to look like one big machine. Research involving facial recognition, iris recognition and fingerprint recognition requires a lot of computing power, so we’re investigating how to perfect that capability and make biometrics run faster.”

Liu is the principal investigator. His colleagues Joseph Skufca, Professor and Chair of Mathematics, and Paynter-Krigman Endowed Professor in Engineering Science Stephanie Schuckers are co-PIs. Clarkson University Chief Information Officer Joshua Fiske rounds out the team.

A privately-held corporation out of Kansas, Advanced Clustering Technologies is dedicated to developing high-performance computing (HPC) solutions.

We provide highly customized turn-key HPC clusters  — utilizing out-of-the-box technology — to companies and organizations with specialized computing needs. We develop systems for some of the most prestigious national laboratories, universities and corporations.

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