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Primeur weekly 2012-01-02

The Cloud

Hong Kong's Quality HealthCare adopt IBM Cloud and Analytics ...

Improving security in the Cloud ...

EuroFlash

T-Platforms to build 10 PetaFlops supercomputer ...

Award-winning Maximum Performance Computing (MPC) powers trading systems at J.P. Morgan ...

USFlash

Bright Computing and China HPC Technologies power astronomical research at China's Purple Mountain Observatory ...

Bright Computing Selected for HPC cluster at Texas A&M University ...

40-year-old puzzle of superstring theory solved by supercomputer ...

Virginia Tech's Wu Feng unveils HokieSpeed, a new powerful supercomputer for the masses ...

Lawrence Livermore receives $1.75 million to integrate more renewable sources into California's energy grid ...

A new kind of metal in the deep Earth ...

Compact personal supercomputer provides powerful GPU computing in a small package ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology wins Gordon Bell Prize with NVIDIA GPU-accelerated supercomputer ...

New device could bring optical information processing ...

Asiana Airlines improves business efficiency with Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Digicel Haiti implements Oracle Exadata Database Machine to help meet business objectives ...

Iowa Network Services improves services uptime and reduces data centre operational costs with Oracle Solaris ...

BNP Paribas CIB speeds information processing with Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Quantum computing has applications in magnetic imaging, according to Pitt researchers ...

Better turbine simulation software to yield better engines ...

Optical fiber innovation could make future optical computers a SNAP ...

Bright Computing Selected for HPC cluster at Texas A&M University

14 Dec 2011 San Jose - The Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University has selected Bright Cluster Manager to manage its AMD Opteron-based HPC Cluster. This system, installed by Bright partner Advanced HPC, is being used to study the environmental impact of oil spills and poisonous algae, as well as ocean currents as a predictor of weather forecasts.

Each year there are hundreds of ocean oil spills. Through its HPC clusters, Texas A&M is able to conduct forensic analysis, create operational models and run thousands of simulations based on the location of oil rigs, statistical maps, and models of the ocean floor. This research results in more accurate predictions on the expected reach of a spill, how it will affect the shoreline, and the extent of the damage. These models also support recommendations for the safest and most effective ways to clean up a spill.

Additional HPC-related research from the department of Oceanography spans various departments throughout Texas A&M University including physics, biology and geology. This research enables professors and students to advance their knowledge of oceanography and its sustaining life forms.

"HPC provides the backbone for our research", stated Rob Hetland, associate professor, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University. "We rely on Bright Cluster Manager as part of our larger HPC environment. Its easy to use and displays critical information such as dips in CPU performance in a graphically appealing interface. This allows us to always have critical information available."

Texas A&M University uses Bright Cluster Manager to provision, monitor and manage a cluster to better understand the flow of ocean currents. Bright's software also addresses the department's requirements to more effectively run CPU- and bandwidth-intensive computing programs that support computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and hydrodynamic models of ocean flow.
Source: Bright Computing

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-01-02

The Cloud

Hong Kong's Quality HealthCare adopt IBM Cloud and Analytics ...

Improving security in the Cloud ...

EuroFlash

T-Platforms to build 10 PetaFlops supercomputer ...

Award-winning Maximum Performance Computing (MPC) powers trading systems at J.P. Morgan ...

USFlash

Bright Computing and China HPC Technologies power astronomical research at China's Purple Mountain Observatory ...

Bright Computing Selected for HPC cluster at Texas A&M University ...

40-year-old puzzle of superstring theory solved by supercomputer ...

Virginia Tech's Wu Feng unveils HokieSpeed, a new powerful supercomputer for the masses ...

Lawrence Livermore receives $1.75 million to integrate more renewable sources into California's energy grid ...

A new kind of metal in the deep Earth ...

Compact personal supercomputer provides powerful GPU computing in a small package ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology wins Gordon Bell Prize with NVIDIA GPU-accelerated supercomputer ...

New device could bring optical information processing ...

Asiana Airlines improves business efficiency with Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Digicel Haiti implements Oracle Exadata Database Machine to help meet business objectives ...

Iowa Network Services improves services uptime and reduces data centre operational costs with Oracle Solaris ...

BNP Paribas CIB speeds information processing with Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Quantum computing has applications in magnetic imaging, according to Pitt researchers ...

Better turbine simulation software to yield better engines ...

Optical fiber innovation could make future optical computers a SNAP ...