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Rice University adopts Appro GreenBlades to support the University Computational Research Projects

The HyperGreen cluster is an Intel Cluster Ready certified solution that simplifies and accelerates HPC cluster deployment.

Rice University’s Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology in Houston is located in the world’s energy capital. Rice is a leader in the application of high-performance computing (HPC) for the oil and gas industry, and the university also boasts cutting-edge computational research in disciplines as diverse as biomedicine, energy, the environment, nanotechnology and materials science. Rice University adopts HyperGreen├é┬« Clusters based on Appro GreenBlade systems. The HyperGreen cluster is an Intel(R) Cluster Ready certified solution that simplifies and accelerates HPC cluster deployment. The Appro HyperGreen Clusters takes full advantage of Intel’s QuickPath Technologies by providing Rice University researchers the expanded memory capacity and improved system I/O memory they need to continue producing world-class results allowing the Kennedy Institute to support a growing portfolio of computational science and engineering research

The Cluster solution will be shipped and installed this spring. The entire system consists of two fully integrated high-performance computing clusters based on the latest Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) 5500 series processors. It will contain 94 nodes with 752 processing cores using InfiniBand switches and Mellanox dual-port DDR InfiniBand HCAs. The system will be pre-configured with Appro BladeDome remote server management software designed to provide simplified administration along with cluster installation services and support.

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