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Duke University, Intel: Energy-Efficient HPC

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Duke University, Intel: Energy-Efficient HPC

New Intel® processors help Duke University facilitate cutting-edge research while improving energy efficiency by up to 50 percent

Whether they are studying stock market volatility or exploring the human genome, re-searchers across Duke University turn to the Duke Shared Cluster Resource to access the high-performance computing (HPC) resources required to run large, complex workloads. The IT group that manages those resources needed ways to expand the cluster without growing out of its existing data center. By adding Dell PowerEdge* blade servers with the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series, the group enhanced performance while controlling power consumption. The organization is now saving approximately USD 100,000 per year in power costs and avoiding the costs of moving to a new facility.

• Increase performance.
Provide the best possible computational performance for solving large-scale problems in a broad array of research fields.
• Control energy consumption.
Adopt a dense, energy-efficient hardware platform to expand the HPC cluster without having to increase data center power, cooling, or real estate.

• Dell servers with Intel Xeon processors.
The IT group added Dell PowerEdge M610 blade servers with the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series to maximize energy-efficient performance. Intel® Software Development Products help developers optimize code for the latest Intel processors.

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