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Purdue Builds Big Ten’s Biggest Super, Again

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July 20, 2009, 1:33 pm

Purdue has announced that has, yet again, build the Big Ten’s biggest supercomputer.  Once again, they did it in one day.  The new machine, named “Coates”, is comprised of 1,280 dual socket, quad core AMD nodes from HP.  Also of note, they’re using 10 gigabit ethernet from Chelsio and Cisco for the communication fabric.

"Building supercomputers and other infrastructure needed for science and engineering is business as usual at Purdue,” McCartney says. “We have developed both a business model and an operational method that allows us to build world-class computers to meet the increasing demand from our researchers...”

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