Dell and Intel team on next-gen Linux supercomputer cluster

The University of Texas has teamed up with Intel and Dell to build a Linux supercomputer cluster, as part of the NSF’s “eXtreme Digital” program. Due in 2013, the “Stampede” comprises several thousand Dell Zeus servers, each with dual eight-core Intel Xeon E5 CPUs, plus Intel’s new parallel computing “MIC” co-processors, and will be “the most powerful x86-based Linux HPC cluster” deployed in the U.S., say the partners.

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin announced that it will deploy and support a “world-class,” Linux-based supercomputer cluster for scientific computing and visualization applications. The new system, called Stampede, will be built by TACC in partnership with Dell and Intel, as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) “eXtreme Digital” (XD) program. The first Stampede is expected to be up and running in January 2013.


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