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Enterprise Networks & Servers: NCSA Selects Dell for Large-Scale Supercomputing Cluster

Aug 06, 2003, 19:00 (5 Talkback[s])

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"Dell has been tapped by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, to provide more than 1,450 servers that will perform computations and data analysis for researchers across the U.S. to better understand major scientific and engineering questions of the 21st century. Research conducted on NCSA systems includes: studying the evolution, size and structure of the universe; investigating theories on the lifecycle of stars like the sun; modeling severe storms; studying the human genome and biological processes; advancing the drug design process and more.

"The Dell PowerEdge servers will be linked to form a high-performance computing cluster (HPCC) with a theoretical peak performance of 17.7 trillion floating point operations per second (TFLOPS). Such performance capabilities would rank this cluster as the world's third most powerful system on the Top 500 List of supercomputers and will increase NCSA's total computing power to close to 24 TFLOPS..."

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