Cluster Computing Helps Researchers Thrive: AMD and HP Help Purdue University Build a New HPC Center
Source: Advanced Micro Devices
AMD and HP wanted to support Purdue University researchers with a cost-effective supercomputing solution for demanding simulations and data processing across a range of academic disciplines and provide supplemental High Performance Computing (HPC) support for researchers with the National Science Foundation's TeraGrid. As a solution Purdue's Coates cluster - currently the world's largest entirely academic 10 Gigabit Ethernet cluster with support for a maximum of 1,280 compute nodes, 10,000 processing cores, and an estimated peak performance of 90 teraflops. It comprised of HP ProLiant DL165 rack servers featuring AMD Opteron processors.