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

Customer
Universidad de Cantabria

Industry
Education

Deployment country
Spain

Overview

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.

Solution
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.

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

Components

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

Software
General Parallel File System

Hardware
BladeCenter, BladeCenter PS702 Express, Storage: DCS3700, Storage: DS3500 Express, System x, System x: iDataPlex dx360 M4, System x: System x3550 M4,

Services
GTS ITS Server: Server Product Services for System x , GTS Technical Support Services: Managed Support

Solution
Technical Computing, Energy Efficiency, General Parallel File System (GPFS), High Availability, Information Integration

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