back to article Swinburne Uni slings SGI, picks DellTel for new 4,140 core super

Australia's Swinburne University has signed up for a new supercomputer, to help spearhead efforts to detect gravitational waves. OzSTAR will be composed of Dell PowerEdge R740 servers each packing a single 18-core, 36-thread Xeon Gold 6140, a pair of NVIDIA Tesla P100 12GB GPUs and 192GB RAM. Eight of the 115 nodes in the …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Yawn, So Swinburne bought a bunch of dell servers. So what. It's not like it's a particularly new/novel advanced HPC system

    When they build something approaching TaihuLight then let me know

    Until then it's a bunch of Intel Xeon's and a few Tesla's

    1. iPhonePhan

      Ouch! You sound like my local HPE rep this afternoon! Good to see Swinburne putting investment into Infrastructure that will support SKA data as the article said, but more interesting is the mention of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for gravitational wave research. That in itself is the interesting piece for us arm chair scientists!

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