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 »

Think fast! Nor-Tech cluster helps speed up neurological diagnoses

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Download this case study as a PDF Nor-Tech develops a Rocks / Linux data center cluster to aid in research to better understand brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis. The Challenge Diagnosing neurological disorders is far from a “no-brainer”. But promising new research at the University of Minnesota shows that patterns of… Read more »

Nor-Tech cluster goes nuclear with Windows CCS 2003

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Download this case study as a PDF Nor-Tech develops a cluster based on Windows CCS 2003 for Holtec to help speed up finite element analysis and thermal analysis on its spent nuclear fuel storage products. The Challenge When nuclear fuel has been irradiated to the point where it is no longer useful in sustaining a… Read more »