Universidad de Cantabria supports the European scientific community

With a supercomputing solution from IBM

Published on 14 Dec 2012

We are very satisfied with this innovative solution. Having IBM as our partner will help guarantee that the solution is always kept up and running, and that our systems will remain up-to-date. This will provide us with all the resources and power we need to drive scientific progress in Spain and Europe.

Jesús Marco de Lucas, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) Researcher, Instituto de Física de Cantabria

Universidad de Cantabria


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Universidad de Cantabria is a public university located in Santander, northern Spain. Established in 1972, the university has more than 12,000 students enrolled, and is now rated among the ten top universities in Spain according to a recent report developed by the Spanish Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo (Institution for Education and Development).

Business need
Scientists at the university wanted to develop extremely complex projects such as processing maps of the universe, searching for new sub-atomic particles and supporting personalized medicine.

Implemented a supercomputing solution based on IBM® System x® servers featuring Intel® Xeon® processors, IBM System Storage® devices and IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™) software.

Enables Universidad de Cantabria to support the Spanish and European scientific communities; boosts scientific progress and encourages collaboration with public and private institutions.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

General Parallel File System

BladeCenter, , Storage: DCS3700, Storage: DS3500 Express, System x, System x: iDataPlex dx360 M4, ,

GTS Technical Support Services: Managed Support

Technical Computing

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