ITER Improves Supercomputing Capabilities for Canary Islands

ITER uses Intel® technology to position the Canary Islands as a European leader in high performance computing.

The Technological Institute of Renewable Energies (ITER) was founded by the Island Council of Tenerife in 1990. Its purpose is to conduct research into ways of reducing the island’s dependency on externally-supplied energy by maximizing its own clean, natural energy resources (such... as wind and geothermal activity). It is also committed to making a contribution to the island’s society through other activities, such as seismic-volcanic surveillance, environmental control, and the development of information and communication technology (ICT).

• Local power. ITER helps Tenerife generate energy from natural resources as effectively and cost efficiently as possible.
• Optimize investment. Following data center upgrades and the laying of a new fiber optic cable to the mainland, ITER had an opportunity to boost its computing capabilities further.
• Support business. It wanted to share any new ICT resources with the Canarian business community to enhance the region’s international competitiveness.

• Intel advantage. The chosen platform is powered by Fujitsu PRIMERGY* CX250 servers with the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family. Intel® compilers enhance application performance.
• Cost effective. The combination of energy efficiency and performance enabled the solution provided by Atos, Fujitsu, and Intel to deliver the most compelling total cost of ownership (TCO).

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