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Primeur live 2010-06-01

Blog

Primeur Live! from ISC10: 15th anniversary of Live reporting from the supercomputing conference ...

Hardware

CSC is looking for a HPC specialist ...

Silicon-photonics: one of three miracles to advance future exascale supercomputing ...

Japan is taking HPC out of the freezer ...

Applications

Multi-scale haemodynamics of extreme value to research the process of blood flow in cardiac disease ...

TOP500

Juelich Supercomputer JUGENE is Europe's fastest computer ...

Company news

University of Frankfurt selects ClusterVision to build 20,784 processor supercomputer ...

NEC's solutions for increasing sustained performance in High Performance Computing ...

VSG announces new release of Avizo software for scientific and industrial data visualization and analysis ...

Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology orders a Cray XT6m supercomputer ...

SGI announces hybrid computing platform to deliver a Petaflop in a single cabinet ...

SGI announces first shipments of complete Altix UV 1000 systems ...

Quick glance at the Exhibition Froum at ISC'10: superfast solutions, butterflies on stilts and Zuse paintings ...

Lancaster University awards Viglen and Platform Computing first class honours for High Performance Computing Topics: institutions, News, research ...

Eurotech presents Aurora Au-5600, one of the first Intel Cluster Ready supercomputers supporting the new 6-core Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. ...

HPC Advisory Council showcases multivendor 120Gb/s network demonstration at ISC'10 ...

Lancaster University awards Viglen and Platform Computing first class honours for High Performance Computing Topics: institutions, News, research

1 Jun 2010 London - Lancaster University has selected the Platform HPC Enterprise Edition solution for High Performance Computing (HPC), through its UK partner, Viglen, a British manufacturer and provider of IT solutions to the education and public sector.

Lancaster University is one of the UK's top research institutions so having access to enterprise-class HPC power is mission-critical. Lancaster University has been an HPC user for several years but decided to adopt a more strategic and centralised approach when it began looking at refreshing and upgrading its resources in 2009. The new HPC resources will allow Lancaster University to maintain an enviable record in cutting edge computer-based research. This ranges from fundamental physics and quantum transport in carbon nanotubes, to deeply human studies such as bioinformatics, financial market modelling and the analysis of labour markets, with a rich spectrum of results in between.

Through a four year framework agreement as sole supplier of High End Computer Systems with Viglen, Lancaster University will have a close relationship with both Platform Computing and Viglen, benefiting from world-class HPC management software and hardware designed for high end computing facilities, 24 hour support and a commercially supported solution which will have an overall impact on reducing total cost of ownership and improving efficiency.

Professor Roger Jones, director of high end computing, Lancaster University, stated: "Lancaster has established itself as a major centre for computer-based research. With this new facility, we will be able push forward with problems that require lots of processing power, huge data volumes or both."

Tripp Purvis, vice president, business development, Platform Computing, stated: "This project marks an incredibly exciting time for us as it is our first joint initiative with Viglen and our first HPC Enterprise Edition higher education customer in Europe. Platform HPC Enterprise Edition offers a one-stop shopping experience - a complete cluster solution that provides superior user performance, improved reliability and reduced cost of ownership while removing the complexity associated with HPC clusters."

Bordan Tkachuk, CEO of Viglen, added: "We have been seeing increased demand from the market for HPC solutions: it was clear to us that Platform Computing offers the most comprehensive package and would naturally be the best option for our customers. We are delighted that Lancaster University is advancing its centralised HPC facility with a Viglen solution and looking forward to embarking on a successful long-term partnership. As a British IT solution provider, it is a great achievement to be competing and succeeding against international giants."

Installed and managed from a single console, Platform HPC Enterprise Edition features an integrated system of cluster configuration, deployment, job scheduling, monitoring and management capabilities that address the needs of general cluster environments. With application integration support for some of the most popular HPC applications via an easy to customise web portal, users can harness the flexibility, power, and scalability needed to radically improve the performance of their applications.
Source: Platform

Back to Table of contents

Primeur live 2010-06-01

Blog

Primeur Live! from ISC10: 15th anniversary of Live reporting from the supercomputing conference ...

Hardware

CSC is looking for a HPC specialist ...

Silicon-photonics: one of three miracles to advance future exascale supercomputing ...

Japan is taking HPC out of the freezer ...

Applications

Multi-scale haemodynamics of extreme value to research the process of blood flow in cardiac disease ...

TOP500

Juelich Supercomputer JUGENE is Europe's fastest computer ...

Company news

University of Frankfurt selects ClusterVision to build 20,784 processor supercomputer ...

NEC's solutions for increasing sustained performance in High Performance Computing ...

VSG announces new release of Avizo software for scientific and industrial data visualization and analysis ...

Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology orders a Cray XT6m supercomputer ...

SGI announces hybrid computing platform to deliver a Petaflop in a single cabinet ...

SGI announces first shipments of complete Altix UV 1000 systems ...

Quick glance at the Exhibition Froum at ISC'10: superfast solutions, butterflies on stilts and Zuse paintings ...

Lancaster University awards Viglen and Platform Computing first class honours for High Performance Computing Topics: institutions, News, research ...

Eurotech presents Aurora Au-5600, one of the first Intel Cluster Ready supercomputers supporting the new 6-core Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. ...

HPC Advisory Council showcases multivendor 120Gb/s network demonstration at ISC'10 ...