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
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).
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, BladeCenter PS702 Express, Storage: DCS3700, Storage: DS3500 Express, System x, System x: iDataPlex dx360 M4, System x: System x3550 M4, System x: System x3650 M3
GTS ITS Server: Server Product Services for System x, GTS Technical Support Services: Managed Support
Technical Computing, Energy Efficiency, General Parallel File System (GPFS), High Availability, Information Integration
© Copyright IBM Corporation 2012 IBM España S.A. Santa Hortensia 26-28 28002 Madrid Produced in Spain November 2012 IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, iDataPlex, GPFS, Global Technology Services, System Storage and System x are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. A current list of other IBM trademarks is available on the Web at “Copyright and trademark information” at www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml. Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Xeon and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Other company, product or service names may be trademarks, or service marks of others. References in this publication to IBM products, programs or services do not imply that IBM intends to make these available in all countries in which IBM operates. Any reference to an IBM product, program or service is not intended to imply that only IBM’s product, program or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program or service may be used instead. All customer examples cited represent how some customers have used IBM products and the results they may have achieved. Actual environmental costs and performance characteristics will vary depending on individual customer configurations and conditions. IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts, or new and used parts. In some cases, the hardware product may not be new and may have been previously installed. Regardless, IBM warranty terms apply. This publication is for general guidance only. Photographs may show design models.