November 16, 2009
Simplifying Ground Breaking Research
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 16 -- CERN is using Dell technology among other IT suppliers to process and manage data with two of its largest experiments -- the Compact Muon Solenoid CMS and the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment LHCb -- and at its Central IT site. Dell HPC-related systems and solutions are critical to the Trigger and Data Acquisition (TDAQ) environment of CERN, which re-assembles and filters particle events data coming directly from the Large Hadron Collider's (LHC) detectors.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) relies on Dell HPC clusters in its database infrastructure to facilitate a wide range of scientific discoveries from unlocking the secrets of the cosmos to new forms of Green energy.
Driving HPC Energy and Cost Efficiencies
"Dell began working with CERN IT in December 2007. Since then, Dell has become a trusted collaborator of CERN through their account management, virtual team implication and demonstrating flexibility and adaptability for CERN IT's standard processes. Dell has proven to be truly 'CERN oriented,' providing 'out-of-the-box' thinking in their efforts to adapt their standard processes to make them fit into CERN's structure and own processes," said Dr. Helge Meinhard, technical coordinator for servers and storage purchases at CERN.
"The National Ignition Facility laser fusion energy experiments we are preparing require reliable HPC systems for efficient, scalable analytics, and predictive simulations. The science and engineering R&D our Lab conducts also demands solutions for making computing and storage more accessible to a larger community. It is through our partnerships with industry leaders such as Dell that we are able to meet these demands by rapidly evolving our computational environment," said Dr. Mark Seager, head of advanced computing technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
"We're pleased to partner with researchers discovering and solving some of the world's most pressing challenges using high performance computing. And, we have the full suite of off-the-shelf energy-efficient standards-based solutions throughout the HPC ecosystem -- networking, storage, interconnects, tools and middleware, to help them," said John Mullen, vice president and general manager of education, state and local government at Dell.
Source: Dell Inc.
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