Nor-Tech HPC-Appliance Helps Design New Internal Combustion Engine

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Download this case study as a PDF The challenge Today’s global market has increased the need to shrink development time for products; especially for companies offering radical new designs to old market products. Successful companies have embraced computer aided engineering (CAE) in their product development to help reduce time to market. To help meet the… Read more »

FAA research for commercial space travel made possible by sealed cluster from Nor-Tech

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Download this case study as a PDF The Challenge As commercial aviation companies prepare to usher in an age of space tourism, regulatory bodies such as the Federal Aviation Administration are tasked with the challenge of conducting research and collecting data to establish safeguards for the emerging industry.  One area of concern is the amount… Read more »

Lustre-based storage solution outshines expectations for NFS

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As commodity clusters continue to grow in performance and more applications adopt parallel I/O, traditional file systems such as NFS, NAS, SAN and DAS are failing to keep up with the HPC I/O demand. The Lustre parallel filesystem is gaining ground within the departmental and workgroup HPC space since it has proved capable of meeting… Read more »

Engineers at aerospace and defense corporation utilize Nor-Tech clusters in efforts to reduce airplane noise

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Download this case study as a PDF Nor-Tech created a scalable, low-cost data processing system to assist in testing the effectiveness of designs for reducing commercial jetliner noise during takeoff, landing, and sustained flight. A handful of companies worldwide are developing this cutting-edge technology, and using it to build better, quieter aircraft. The Challenge A… Read more »

Nor-Tech deploys GPU cluster to Ireland for micromagnetic modeling

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Download this document as a PDF Nor-Tech has developed a 7168-core GPU cluster to be used for micromagnetic modeling by a well-known technology company in Europe. Each node of the GPU cluster features two nVidia Tesla Fermi M2070 cards. The M2070 Computing Modules are based on the next-generation CUDAâ„¢ architecture codenamed “Fermi”, which enables seamless… Read more »

nVidia-based Fermi/CUDA Cluster for LIGO researchers at SU boasts 88,000 GPU cores

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Download this document as a PDF Nor-Tech recently developed a supercomputer to help power the search for gravitational waves from distant objects throughout the universe. As a computing resource for scientists involved with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the cluster utilizes over 88,000 GPU cores and requires 100,000 watts of power. Physicists from Syracuse… Read more »

Nor-Tech helps SAFL solve the never-ending storage problem

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Download this case study as a PDF Nor-Tech provided SAFL with a Voystor storage server consisting of 3 head nodes, 4 JBOD nodes and a development node, totaling more than 500TB of storage. The Voystor 4500ds features drives in both the front and rear of chassis and can be connected to similar JBODs. The Challenge… Read more »

Bioinformatics Cluster is a powerful weapon in the fight against neurological disorders

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Download this case study as a PDF Nor-Tech developed a Rocks/Linux-based system with integrated InfiniBand and installed the necessary applications, including the NAMD simulation package for researchers studying brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The Challenge Computational biology is an interdisciplinary field that combines computer science, applied math and statistics to address biological problems…. Read more »

Nor-Tech cluster helps keep energy researchers from tilting at windmills

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Download this case study as a PDF In order to meet the university’s computing requirements, Nor-Tech developed a 64-compute node cluster, with 512 compute cores, specifically tailored to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) services. The Challenge When it comes to the challenge of developing viable renewable energy solutions, the answers may be blowing in the wind…. Read more »

Nor-Tech provides computational advantage for molecular research giant

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Download this case study as a PDF Nor-Tech created an HPC cluster to be used for bioinformatics research by the Molecular Engineering Laboratory at MIT. The Challenge MIT’s Molecular Engineering Laboratory develops cutting edge molecular computational methods and applies them to address important industrial problems. Amongst their projects are applications for continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing, which… Read more »