CSIRO Plans HPC Procurement

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The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization’s ASC division [CSIRO] has announced that it plans to procure a new high performance computing resource for the Bureau of Meteorology in Victoria.  The current machine is an IBm e1350-based cluster.  According to the release, the renewal cost has been estimated at $840,000.

CSIRO’s ASC spokesman said, “These systems are broken down into four node configurations, 41 nodes have two GB of memory, 28 nodes have four GB of memory, 28 nodes have two GB of memory, Intel64 processors more disk and Infiniband interconnect, and 26 nodes have eight GB of memory, more disk and faster Intel64 processors”.

The goal of the new procurement is to provide more efficient computing resources for the  Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics departments.  For the application of Marine & Atmospheric Research’s relocatable ocean atmosphere model, cluster would play the role of a development platform.
For more info, read the full release here.