Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has partnered with Jardine OneSolution, IBM, and Red Hat to install a green supercomputer at its new High Performance Computing (HPC) Centre. NTU's HPC Centre, which is expected to be operational in October 2009, will have the first machine based on the IBM System x iDataplex cluster in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and will be the largest in the Asia-Pacific region.
The supercomputer will be powered by the new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, which automatically adjusts to specified energy use levels. NTU's HPC system will have a measured computing power of more than 28 teraflops, making it the fastest in ASEAN. The HPC system will benefit a variety of research efforts, including developing future energy sources, studying global climate change, designing new materials, and understanding biological systems and physics in complex socio-economic systems.
"With growing HPC adoption worldwide, we are excited that the new facility will put NTU at the forefront of high performance computing," says NTU professor Bertil Andersson. "By offering it as a central computing resource to the 2,800 faculty and researchers in the university, we cater to the varied computing needs demanded by the academic disciplines in the institution and facilitate advancement of our many strategic research initiatives."
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