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SUNY Buffalo s Center for Computational Research Installs 834-Node Dell Cluster

NEW YORK, July 12 (GenomeWeb News) - The Center for Computational Research at the State University of New York at Buffalo has installed an 834-node Dell computing cluster, the company said today.

The installation brings to nearly 7,000 the number of processors in UB's CCR, and extends the center's theoretical peak performance to approximately 22 TFlops from approximately 12 TFlops.


The new cluster comprises the Dell PowerEdge SC1425, 1850, and 2850 servers. It has a "theoretical" peak performance of more than 10 TFlops, with an anticipated sustained performance of more than 7 TFlops, according to Dell.


CCR, part of UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, will use the cluster to support research in life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and visualization.


Critically, when UB researchers were installing the cluster, they used the machine "extensively" to "render" a number of animated videos that are currently being shown on MTV2.