University of Strathclyde Spins Up Sun Super

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sunThe University of Strathclyde has announced that they have spun up a new supercomputer based on Sun compute nodes.  The new system includes 1,008 cores, 100TB of storage and QDR Infiniband interconnect goodness.  All told, the £500,000 machine is rated at 13Tflops.

This state-of-the-art facility will help us perform engineering and scientific modelling to a level of detail that would not be possible using physical experiments. The investment reflects Strathclyde’s vision to be a leading international technological university,” said Professor Jason Reese of the University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The new machine will chew on workloads in simulating nanoscale fluid flows, the prediction of welding distortion and complex aerodynamics.  For more info, read the full article here.