Canada's biggest super to be an iDataPlex

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The Vancouver Sun reports today

IBM logoThe University of Toronto and IBM Corp are building Canada’s most powerful supercomputer, a mammoth machine that will need its own building for storage and will be capable of performing 360 trillion calculations per second.

It’s expected the system will be among the top 20 fastest supercomputers in the world and the largest outside the United States

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It will be able to store data equivalent to that held by one million regular DVDs.

The system will be used by the U of Toronto for the usual research ranging from aero to medical. Interestingly, this is an iDataPlex system, which is not usual

Building the supercomputer will involve the largest implementation of IBM’s iDataPlex system, which holds twice as many processors per unit as standard systems and is entirely water-cooled. More than 4,000 servers will be linked together.


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  1. I believe NASA’s NCCS (Goddard) is also using an iDataPlex for their upgraded system… wonder how many more we’ll see using them in the coming months?