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Primeur weekly 2015-10-26

Special

DZ Bank believes in Cloud computing but has to move with caution ...

Peter Coveney's views on the Virtual Human, the Human Brain Project, the medical practice and curriculum, and the interrelation of supercomputing and data storage ...

Focus

Exascale: not simply a matter of re-writing the applications and more parallelism ...

Exascale supercomputing

New report on energy-efficient computing ...

Photons open the gateway for quantum networks ...

Quantum computing

Loophole-free Bell test TU Delft crowns 80-years-old debate on nature of reality: Einsteins "spooky action" is real ...

Focus on Europe

IBM, UK STFC Hartree Centre, NVIDIA and Mellanox launch high performance computing POWER Acceleration and Design Center for business ...

Middleware

Bright Computing's Panos Labropoulos to speak at Amsterdam Spark Summit ...

Rogue Wave Software acquires enterprise PHP expert Zend ...

SGI exceeds 200 Terabyte milestone in total systems running SAP HANA ...

Hardware

Nor-Tech innovates ruggedized portable custom supercomputer for CAE and other applications ...

Comet: A supercomputer for the 'long tail' of science ...

U.S. Army unveils Excalibur, one of the world's top 20 supercomputers ...

Supermicro's new X11 UP solutions with highest performance and efficiency support latest Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v5 family ...

New custom-designed storage system by DDN boosts Intel Omni-Path fabric speed in HPC, web and Cloud workflows by 100 percent ...

Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration selects Penguin Computing's Tundra extreme scale solution for National Labs ...

Applications

IBM expands data discovery and Q&A power of Watson Analytics ...

Cray's high-density GPU system sets new performance standard for ECHELON reservoir simulation software ...

New SDSC award provides easy path to supercomputing for neuroscientists ...

UC San Diego/SDSC study uncovers mechanism to block a cancer pathway ...

Utah researchers develop software to better understand brain's network of neurons ...

DrugDiscovery@TACC portal helps researchers worldwide with drug therapeutics ...

Supercomputing helps ecologists overturn popular theory ...

The Cloud

EMC and VMware reveal new Cloud services business ...

Dell introduces industry-first hybrid Cloud system with bold payment structure to simplify and minimize risks of Cloud adoption ...

Nor-Tech innovates ruggedized portable custom supercomputer for CAE and other applications

13 Oct 2015 Minneapolis - Northern Computer Technologies - Nor-Tech, a provider of people friendly custom supercomputers, just designed a portable easy-to-deploy HPC cluster. The ruggedized portable cluster brings supercomputing capacity to locations where HPC couldn't go before.

One of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers has already taken advantage of the innovative cluster. Others include oil and gas services firms worldwide, major research universities, and the U.S. military.

Nor-Tech President and CEO David Bollig stated: "This is ideal for any application that involves gathering and pre-processing data at various sites - where the cluster needs to be moved from site to site. For dust and particle conditions we build the cluster with a completely sealed case. It's also perfect for remote applications that lack the infrastructure necessary for traditional HPCs."

Features and benefits include:

  • The completely configurable cluster is energy efficient and runs quietly with low heat generation, offering the highest available power at the lowest possible consumption - up to 128 cores on just two 120VAC 20-amp circuits.
  • The ruggedized chassis meets applicable sections of military standards such as MIL-STD-108, MIL-STD648, and MIL-STD-810.
  • There is a double continuous gasket system with an automatic pressure equalization valve for optimal environmental protection.
  • Shock absorbers line the chassis, keeping the system protected from sudden impact as well as sustained vibration.
  • Sturdy, lockable casters roll smoothly, even over rough terrain, and can be removed and stored inside the unit.
  • End caps seal the unit while in transit and allow easy access to the components from both sides when removed. Users roll it out of the crate, detach the two end caps, and plug it in almost anywhere power is available.
  • The case is made of lightweight and strong aircraft-grade aluminum and can be individually branded with a logo and/or graphics.
  • It can be configured with a variety of operating systems.
  • Options include a shipping container with a rolling ramp.

"This is just as scalable as any other supercomputer", David Bollig explained. "The cabinets have interlocking features on the top and bottom and are made to be stacked. And, importantly, we designed the entire unit so that it can be moved by one person."

Portable cluster rackmount cases are available in both commercial and military configurations with a variety of optional features to accommodate components. Other add-ons improve component organisation and expand the functionality of the rackmount cases.

Nor-Tech has also offers personal clusters with the same power and versatility of ruggedized portable clusters. They are geared toward more conventional applications such as university labs, corporate offices, and digital effects facilities.
Source: Northern Computer Technologies

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-10-26

Special

DZ Bank believes in Cloud computing but has to move with caution ...

Peter Coveney's views on the Virtual Human, the Human Brain Project, the medical practice and curriculum, and the interrelation of supercomputing and data storage ...

Focus

Exascale: not simply a matter of re-writing the applications and more parallelism ...

Exascale supercomputing

New report on energy-efficient computing ...

Photons open the gateway for quantum networks ...

Quantum computing

Loophole-free Bell test TU Delft crowns 80-years-old debate on nature of reality: Einsteins "spooky action" is real ...

Focus on Europe

IBM, UK STFC Hartree Centre, NVIDIA and Mellanox launch high performance computing POWER Acceleration and Design Center for business ...

Middleware

Bright Computing's Panos Labropoulos to speak at Amsterdam Spark Summit ...

Rogue Wave Software acquires enterprise PHP expert Zend ...

SGI exceeds 200 Terabyte milestone in total systems running SAP HANA ...

Hardware

Nor-Tech innovates ruggedized portable custom supercomputer for CAE and other applications ...

Comet: A supercomputer for the 'long tail' of science ...

U.S. Army unveils Excalibur, one of the world's top 20 supercomputers ...

Supermicro's new X11 UP solutions with highest performance and efficiency support latest Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v5 family ...

New custom-designed storage system by DDN boosts Intel Omni-Path fabric speed in HPC, web and Cloud workflows by 100 percent ...

Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration selects Penguin Computing's Tundra extreme scale solution for National Labs ...

Applications

IBM expands data discovery and Q&A power of Watson Analytics ...

Cray's high-density GPU system sets new performance standard for ECHELON reservoir simulation software ...

New SDSC award provides easy path to supercomputing for neuroscientists ...

UC San Diego/SDSC study uncovers mechanism to block a cancer pathway ...

Utah researchers develop software to better understand brain's network of neurons ...

DrugDiscovery@TACC portal helps researchers worldwide with drug therapeutics ...

Supercomputing helps ecologists overturn popular theory ...

The Cloud

EMC and VMware reveal new Cloud services business ...

Dell introduces industry-first hybrid Cloud system with bold payment structure to simplify and minimize risks of Cloud adoption ...