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 »

Nor-Tech’s Portable Cluster helps render urban 3D modeling a reality

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Download this case study as a PDF Nor-Tech develops a compact, ruggedized Portable Cluster for use in a DARPA-funded project for the military that uses GPS, LADAR, and holographic technology to provide soldiers far greater resources for planning their patrols in complex urban terrains. The Challenge For today’s military, patrolling an unfamiliar area requires in-depth… Read more »

Portable Cluster brings HPC out into the field

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Download this case study as a PDF When information flows too fast to be processed, the solution isn’t to slow it down, but to compute faster… and readily. The Challenge Researchers in the field of fluid dynamics studying the complexities of a liquid flow can already acquire data from their experiments at extremely high speeds…. Read more »

SAFL Cluster pumps new life into heart research

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Download this case study as a PDF. High-performance clusters aid in Bioinformatics, a field of Computational Biology which applies algorithms and statistical techniques to biological datasets, typically consisting of large numbers of DNA, RNA, or protein sequences. The Challenge Scientists at a research arm of the University of MN specializing in fluid-dynamics, had a microscopic… Read more »