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University of Bristol Powers Up New IBM Supercomputer

The University built a new 3360-core supercomputer -- called BlueCrystal --based on IBM System xTM servers with ClearSpeed acceleration cards, housed in a new data center designed and constructed by IBM Global Technology Services and incorporating APC InfraStruXure water-cooled racks.

The University of Bristol wanted to increase the speed and capacity of its supercomputing facilities. The existing data center lacked the necessary floorspace, power and cooling facilities to house the planned solution. The University built a new 3360-core supercomputer — called BlueCrystal –based on IBM System xTM servers with ClearSpeed acceleration cards, housed in a new data center designed and constructed by IBM Global Technology Services and incorporating APC InfraStruXure water-cooled racks.

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