Data Management

Powerful Processing Propels University Into the Future

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Executive Summary

Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen is one of the three largest technical universities in Germany and one of the leading technical universities in Europe. In 2007, it was chosen as one of nine German Universities of Excellence by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Research Foundation. The use of computer simulation for complex problems is of central importance to its activities and the university wanted to develop its high-performance computing to ensure it maintains its leading status. The university tested the performance of the Linux and Microsoft Windows 2008 operating systems on Intel Xeon processor 5400 series.

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