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National Electronics and Computer Technology Center

National Electronics and Computer Technology Center Provides scientific research and development for Thailand with high-performance computing

NECTEC is a government research center that develops technology solutions for Thailand’s government and social sectors, established as part of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Ministry of Science and Technology. NECTEC’s primary mission is to help strengthen the sustainability of Thai industries and the sufficiency of Thai society through collaborative research and development for electronics and computer technologies.

Hartree Centre

The Hartree Centre leads the way in data-intensive computing

Founded in 2012, the Hartree Centre – a research collaboration in association with IBM – is part of a new centre of expertise in computational science and engineering located at the Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus near Manchester. The centre was created by the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) as a result of a £37.5 million investment by the UK government. Its main objective is to develop a centre for research into business-focused high-performance computing.


RoGrid opens a window to the future (PDF, 880KB)

Delivering scalability, high performance and optimized system architecture with high-performance computing from IBM BladeCenter

University of Bonn

The University of Bonn boosts genetics research (PDF, 590KB)

With a high-performance cluster computing solution from IBM. Deployed a new Linux cluster on IBM BladeCenter® with LS42 and HS22 servers; implemented IBM General Parallel File System, two IBM System Storage® DS3400 disk arrays and an IBM System Storage DCS3700.

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre

Multi-petaFLOPS performance (PDF, 1.3MB)

Germany’s Leibniz Supercomputing Centre uses IBM solutions to build an energy-efficient supercomputer that delivers 3 petaFLOPS performance

Chulalongkorn Univ

Chulalongkorn University accelerates scientific research with IBM High Performance Computing (PDF, 419KB)

To retain its status as one of the region’s foremost research centers, Chulalongkorn University needed to boost the performance of its supercomputer - in an environmentallysustainable way.

Vestas Wind Systems

Vestas Wind Systems Turns to IBM Big Data Analytics for Smarter Wind Energy

IBM today announced that Danish energy company Vestas Wind Systems will use IBM big data analytics software and powerful IBM systems to improve wind turbine placement for optimal energy output.

Kantana Animation Studios

Kantana makes a green movie with IBM high-performance computing

Kantana Animation Studios, based in Bangkok, Thailand, is deploying an IBM iDataPlex supercomputer to make a new animated feature about global warming. Called Eco Planet, the film is set to be the first stereoscopic animated feature in Southeast Asia.

Argonne National Laboratory

The Argonne National Laboratory reaches for the sky with IBM

Using iDataPlex to power advanced scientific research Argonne created Magellan, based on 560 IBM® System x® iDataPlex® dx360 M3 compute nodes with Mellanox ConnectX InfiniBand networking, running three software stacks to test the viability of cloud computing for science. Scientists can rapidly assign exactly the required computing resources to each project, scale them up as required during the project, then return the resources to Magellan on completion.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

IBM eX5 Improves Next Generation Sequencing for Sanger Institute"/> (PDF, 1.3MB)

Based on real scientific experiment data sourced from IBM and Sanger Institute, we highlight how IBM eX5 servers deliver the compute performance and memory capacity to accelerate gene sequencing while reducing costs.

National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd.

NIWA speeds environmental modeling and hazard forecasting With supercomputer based on IBM Power Architecture

The National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA) is a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, with a global reputation for its expertise in water and atmospheric research. Its mission is to conduct leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of natural resources for New Zealand and the rest of the planet. NIWA is a separate organization from the Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited (MetService), which provides the country's daily national forecasts.

Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications

DEISA builds a continental supercomputing network enabling 15 European supercomputing centers to collaborate and share compute workload

The Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications (DEISA) is a consortium of leading national supercomputing centers that aims to foster pan-European scientific research. The 15 partners are located in 10 countries and separated by great distances — from Scotland, Sweden and Finland in the north, to Italy and Spain in the south.

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

NERSC creates an ultra-efficient supercomputer with water-cooled IBM System x iDataPlex servers

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is the flagship high-performance scientific computing facility for research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. NERSC, a national facility located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is a world leader in providing resources and services that accelerate scientific discovery through computation.

Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum

DKRZ: From sound simulations to accurate climate diagnoses

As a central service facility for scientific climate research, the DKRZ is pursuing the question of how the global climate will develop in the future. By using the most modern IT architecture, it is constantly advancing our knowledge of the environment. Infinite potential climate scenarios are created and analyzed here using high performance computers.

Juelich Supercomputing Centre

IBM, Forschungszentrum Juelich Found Joint Exascale Innovation Center (link resides outside of

Today, in the Juelich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), Forschungszentrum Juelich and IBM sign the contract for a joint "Exascale Innovation Center," within the scope of which hardware and software for an exascale supercomputer will be developed until the end of this decade.

German Climate Computing Center

World's Most Powerful Weather Supercomputing "Blizzard" (link resides outside of

A new supercomputer capable of performing highly-detailed climate calculations has been unveiled by the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) in Hamburg.

Almaden research center

IBM BlueMatter Blue Gene used to build an artificial brain (link resides outside of

IBM has revealed the biggest artificial brain of all time, a simulation run by a 147,456-processor supercomputer that requires millions of watts of electricity and over 150,000 gigabytes of memory.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Selects IBM Technology to Power Cloud Computing Research

IBM and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced today that an IBM System x iDataPlex server will run the Lab's program to explore how cloud computing can be used to advance scientific discovery.

University of Toronto

IBM Supercomputer at University of Toronto is Canada's Most Powerful

IBM iDataPlex System to predict future risks such as accelerating decrease in Arctic sea ice; regional climate change for Province of Ontario and Great Lakes watershed region.

Potsdam Institute

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PDF, 6.98MB)

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) deployed a new IBM supercomputer that will increase its computing capacity more than 30-fold. Potsdam researchers use IBM’s high-performance iDataPlex servers to more precisely predict weather events that have so far proven to be incalculable – extreme, short-term phenomena such as torrential rain or drought.

University of Southampton

University of Southampton Invests £3M in Supercomputer (link resides outside of

World-class research at the University of Southampton is getting a multi-million pound boost with the purchase of a new supercomputer, built using IBM iDataPlex server technology and capable of over 74 trillion calculations per second.


Turboinštitut powers green energy research with IBM BladeCenter

Slovenian hydro-energy research organization Turboinštitut accelerated its water turbine design simulations using an energy-efficient supercomputer based on 256 IBM BladeCenter servers, reducing time-to-results from weeks to hours.

University of Louisville

New University of Louisville

University of Louisville has taken delivery of a BM iDataPlex based supercomputer to help solve complex research problmes in areas such as cancer research, materials science, atmospheric modeling, visualization and bioinformatics.

Department of Energy's NNSA

Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Adminstration

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration has selected Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as the development site for two new supercomputers--Sequoia and Dawn—and IBM as the computer’s designer and builder. These systems will allow for smarter simulation and negate the need for real-world weapon testing.

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