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What Drives Investment in the Middle of HPC?

May 15, 2014 |

When it comes to covering supercomputers, the most attention falls on the front runners on the Top 500. However, a closer look at the tail-end of the rankings reveals some rather interesting use cases—not to mention courses of development, system design, and user-driven requirements for future build out. The University of Florida is home to Read more…

University of Florida Opens HiPerGator Jaws

May 7, 2013 |

UF formally introduced their newest teraflopper, a Dell-built and Opteron-powered cluster of 256 nodes. We talked with Dell’s Tim Carroll briefly to track the….

The University of Florida speeds up memory intensive gene research with Dell HPC solution

May 23, 2011 |

The whirlwind speed of progress in the computer industry happens at an exponential rate that can be predicted. According to Moore’s Law, the processing speed, memory capacity and even the number of pixels in digital cameras doubles every two years. But there is a branch of technology that’s evolving even faster: gene sequencing, the ordering of nucleotides that make up a strand of DNA in an organism. Gene sequencing is the basis of the whole group of life sciences that study the genetic makeup of humans and other organisms in order to extend life.