Penguin Powers U of Florida HPC Phase III

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penguincomputingPenguin Computing, today, announced details that the University of Florida’s High Performance Computing Center Phase III installation will be a Penguin integrated cluster system.  The University of Florida unveiled details last week to expand their HPC capacity to around 2500 cores, rated at an estimated 11 TFlops.  The center’s charter will be to support campus-wide research efforts in high-energy physics, computer science, computational biology, agricultural and life sciences and engineering.

The mission of the HPC Center is to enable and support the leading-edge research being conducted at the University of Florida. Penguin Computing provided us with the equipment and expertise we needed to support that mission,” said Dr. Erik Deumens, Director of the UF HPC Center.

We are delighted to have the University of Florida as another top research institution that has chosen Penguin Computing to support its strategic HPC initiatives,” says Charles Wuischpard, president and CEO at Penguin Computing. “We look forward to deepening the collaborative nature of the relationship and will continue to provide the University with the latest technology advances as they become available.”

The new machine will be based on dual-Xeon E5462 nodes clocked at 2.8Ghz.  One quarter of the machine will come installed with 64GB of memory, the remaining nodes with 32GB.  The entire system will contain an Infiniband interconnect.  For more details, read the full release here.