Data Centers

High-Performance Computing Consortium Gains Breakthrough Performance and Eco Efficiency With Sun Constellation System

Date Added: Nov 2009
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Founded in 2001, CLUMEQ is part of Compute Canada, a network of high-performance computing installations throughout Canada. Based in the province of Quebec, CLUMEQ operates supercomputing platforms at sites in Montreal and Quebec City. CLUMEQ, working closely with Sun consultants, implemented a Sun Constellation System, which is a fully integrated solution which combines High Performance Computing (HPC), networking, storage, and software. The CLUMEQ solution includes Sun Blade 6048 Modular Systems with Sun Blade X6275 Server Modules, a Sun Lustre Storage System, Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switches, and Sun HPC software. Sun Services worked with the CLUMEQ team to provide project management, and to optimize the placement of cluster components to maximize the cooling efficiency of the facility.