Hartree Centre

Advances UK business with high-performance computing on IBM NeXtScale System

Published on 18-Mar-2014

“One of the key issues is bringing big data and compute together.”

Professor Adrian Wander, director of the Scientific Computing Department, Hartree Centre

Customer
Hartree Centre

Industry
Computer Services, Government

Deployment country
United Kingdom

Overview

By combining computing power with reduced energy use, Hartree Centre expects the NeXtScale System to be ideal for driving research in energy efficiency. “We think NeXtScale System will give us a number of opportunities to tune software code to be more efficient, run faster and consume less energy,” says Cliff Berenton, director of Hartree Centre.

Business need
Hartree Centre needed a powerful, flexible server system with maximum usable density that could drive research in energy efficiency as well as economic impact for its clients.

Solution
The organization deployed IBM® NeXtScale System™, designed with intelligent Intel® Xeon® processors for demanding, large-scale environments, as an extension of its IBM System x® iDataPlex® system.

Benefits
Hartree Centre will use NeXtScale System to support its anticipated growth from petascale to exascale computing, for sustainable energy use and to help its UK-based clients gain competitive advantage.

Components

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

Software
General Parallel File System

Hardware
System x, System x: NeXtScale System, System x: NeXtScale System nx360 M4

Solution
Technical Computing, Cloud Computing, Energy Efficiency, General Parallel File System (GPFS), Virtualization - Server

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