Dell associates with Australian CSIRO to deliver high performance computing cluster

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Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) teamed up with Dell to support its data driven research activities.

Named as Pearcey,  the Dell HPC system designed by CSIRO and Dell delivers 230 nodes supporting data-intensive research and computational modelling.

The Pearcey cluster supports CSIRO research activities in areas such as Bioinformatics, Fluid Dynamics and Materials Science. CSIRO partnered with Dell to combat post-childbirth complications in women.

Pearcey features Dell PowerEdge 13th generation M630 blade servers, each with 128GB RAM, and four PowerEdge R930 nodes each with 3 TB of memory for large memory applications. Its servers are connected via 1:1 Mellanox FDR InfiniBand Networking.

The manager for Dell APJ HPC, Andrew Underwood, said, “It’s vitally important we work closely with our customers to make sure we architect the right solution for their needs, and Pearcey is the result of more than three years of close collaboration with CSIRO’s Information Management and Technology team to clarify their objectives, and consolidate their infrastructure.”

Dayalan Gunasegaram, a user of Pearcey, said, “Using the high performance computing capability of the Pearcey cluster we can simulate the stressful forces a patient would experience, such as during coughing or running, and model a variety of different situations to assess the mesh under stress.”

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