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Esteem to build supercomputer for Strathclyde University

October, 2009

 

One of the most powerful single-installation supercomputers in a Scottish university will be switched on at the University of Strathclyde in November. The new £500,000 HPC (high performance computing) facility, provided by Esteem Systems, will dramatically increase the computational capabilities of Strathclyde's Faculty of Engineering and Institute for Complex Systems to tackle the most challenging problems, such as molecular simulations of hydrogen storage in nanoporous materials.

 

After a competitive procurement process, Esteem won the bid to design and deliver the supercomputer to Strathclyde. Based on Sun Microsystems technology, the HPC facility will enable the University to perform science and engineering modelling to a level of detail that cannot be accessed by physical experiments. The new supercomputer is nearly ten times bigger that the Engineering Faculty’s current HPC system, which means the number of users and their computational capabilities will be able to significantly increase over the next few years.

 

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