Universities Across the Country Deploy New Dell High-Performance Computing Solutions

September 10, 2010 by | Comments

Date: 9/1/2010Round Rock, Texas


    Universities of Colorado, Kentucky and others embrace Dell C6100 HPC servers Originally developed for leading social networking companies, universities using HPC benefit from Dell PowerEdge™ C6100 server’s performance and energy efficiencies Launched this spring, the affordable new server powers groundbreaking research that is addressing real-world problems

Higher education organizations across the country are deploying high-density Dell C6100 servers to power critical HPC research. Designed with a shared infrastructure and efficient power and cooling features, the C6100 is ideal for higher education organizations that depend on HPC to enable groundbreaking computational modeling, programming and visualization-based research.

Dell PowerEdge C6100 servers benefit research computing organizations that value the server’s high density, shared infrastructure and efficient power and cooling features.

The organizations, which will also benefit from simplified installation and expedited access to emerging High Performance Computing (HPC) server technologies, will leverage the servers to:

Address Real-World Problems:

    University of Colorado at Boulder researchers will use the C6100 to further our understanding in the areas of earth‐system science, biotechnology and renewable energy (i.e., climatology, physical oceanography, meteorology, land-surface dynamics, genomics, structural biology, microbial ecology, solar and wind energy and biomass conversion).

    The new high performance computer at The University of Kentucky will be very important for several major research projects. These include the design of new materials for magnetic applications, understanding of biological chemical processes, investigations of the origins of the universe and subatomic particles, development of new types of batteries, improvements in automobile manufacture and design of improved pharmaceuticals.


Henry Tufo, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Faculty Director of Research Computing at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Section Head of the Computer Science Section in the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research

“Our researchers need HPC systems that are powerful, and the University demands systems that are affordable, as well as space and power efficient. The Dell team has built a server that meets all of those criteria, while also making it easy for us to scale out and offer our researchers one of the most powerful systems in the world.”

Vince Kellen, CIO, University of Kentucky

“We chose to work with Dell based on their legacy in working with academia across the globe in HPC and our interest in exploring new uses of HPC computing analysis in language arts and sciences. Dell’s platforms complement our vision to become a Top 20 public research university by 2020 – their cloud-ready servers also support our aim to experiment with HPC in the cloud over the next several years.”

John Mullen, Dell Vice president and General Manager for Higher Education

“We’re thrilled with the reception universities, like the University of Kentucky and the University of Colorado, have had to the C6100. Our commitment to these organizations is to continue designing and developing solutions that scale as quickly as their needs, powering critical research that will benefit society for years to come.”

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