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 »

Beowulf Clusters for Computation and Visualization

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University of Minnesota Geology Department University of Minnesota Geology Department Dr Martin Saar, Assistant Professor and Gibson Chair of Hydrogeology & Geofluids, uses the embarrassingly parallel functionality of the cluster and his modeling needs to speed up this simulation work so that he can get back eight simulation runs overnight instead of waiting eight days… Read more »