Penguin-Powered Supercomputer at Georgia Tech

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High performance computing specialist Penguin Computing has built one of the world’s largest supercomputers for the Center for the Study of Systems Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). The massive MYRIAD cluster comprises over 10,000 CPU cores with a 100 TFLOP (teraflop) theoretical maximum performance. Georgia Tech’s Systems Biology group, headed by Dr. Jeffrey Skolnick, is using MYRIAD for large-scale computer simulations of proteins and cell models, with the aim of accelerating the process of drug discovery, as well as the diagnosing and treating disorders such as cancer. This four-minute video from Penguin discusses the Georgia Tech project.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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  1. already obsolete? At first I was asking myself why are they using 6 core AMD CPUs, then I saw the cluster went online late last year. Myself I've been holding my breath for the next gen opteron 6100 based blades..should be coming soon to a chassis near you.