Nor-Tech Cluster Proves Instrumental to Groundbreaking Gravitational Wave Discovery

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“The cluster has performed beyond my expectations. I would say that it is one of the fastest computer clusters that anyone that I work with has.” Dr. Geoffrey Lovelace, Assistant Professor of Physics, California State University, Fullerton Nor-Tech-Case Study-Cal State, ORCA A California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) HPC cluster, built by Nor-Tech, was at the… Read more »

Top Researchers Rely on Nor-Tech for Key Project’s Massive Computing Requirements

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Download this case study as a PDF The highlight of our relationship with Nor-Tech has been their ability to accommodate our increasing GPU needs in an efficient and sustainable way. Gonzalo Merino, University of Wisconsin, Madison Their Challenge The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, which examines the cosmos from the vantage point of the South Pole, is… Read more »

Nor-Tech’s Easy to Deploy HPCs Lead to Client Confidence

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Download this case study as a PDF Quality equipment that is easy to deploy, consistently good customer service, a competitive price, and a quick turnaround on the order—that’s all we were hoping for. We received that and more. Mo Bachir, Computational Modeling Technology Manager R&D and Technology Center, NAFTA, ContiTech a division of Continental AG… Read more »

Nor-Tech’s HPC solution keeps EcoMotors’ engineers firing on all cylinders

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Download this case study as a PDF Having outgrown the performance available in a single workstation, EcoMotors® engineering upgraded their internal computing capacity to meet the modeling challenges presented by EcoMotors’® revolutionary opposed-piston, opposed-cylinder internal combustion engine. To meet these demands EcoMotors® chose a turnkey HPC-Appliance from Nor-Tech with ANSYS® using Altair PBS Professional® scheduling… Read more »

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 »