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New Dell Linux cluster deployed at Cornell CAC

Contact: Paul Redfern
Cell: (607) 227-1865

FOR RELEASE: September 17, 2008

ITHACA, N.Y. - The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) announced that it has added a 1024 core high-performance computing cluster to its Ithaca, NY computing systems resources to enable Cornell University faculty, staff, and students to accelerate scientific discoveries.

The new system called “v4” consists of 128 Dell M600 server blades; each server blade has two Intel quad-core processors and 16GB RAM. The system interconnect is Gigabit Ethernet from Force10 Networks. The operating system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5. Jobs are submitted to V4 through a Moab scheduler from Cluster Resources, and are executed by TORQUE, an open source resource manager.

For additional information on the system, please visit the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing at CAC receives support from the National Science Foundation, DOD, USDA, and industry leaders Boeing, Corning, Northrop Grumman, and Pfizer who are dedicated to insuring that their next-generation workforce is adept in using advanced information technologies to accelerate time to discovery and time to market.