Canadian Computing Consortium Boosts Performance Fivefold With Sun Technology
Source: Sun Microsystems
Run by a consortium of seven Canadian universities and colleges, the High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory, or HPCVL, is Canada's premier high-performance computing center. The company wanted to accommodate research needs up to seven years in the future; speed current research; and accommodate growing data volumes. Their challenge was to improve access to computing resources; satisfy security, data integrity and compliance requirements of researchers; and minimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). For HPCVL's new high-performance computing lab, Sun provides a comprehensive infrastructure composed of compute clusters, storage and remote access capabilities via a Web portal to support approximately 700 university-based and outside researchers.