Silicon Mechanics Announces Research Cluster Grant

Silicon Mechanics to sponsor a unique grant opportunity: a complete high-performance compute cluster using the latest AMD Opteron processors and NVIDIA GPUs.

BOTHELL, WA – November 14, 2011 &ndash Silicon Mechanics, a leading integrator of rackmount servers, storage systems, and high-performance computing solutions, is pleased to announce the sponsorship of a unique grant opportunity: a complete high-performance compute cluster using the latest AMD Opteron processors and NVIDIA GPUs.

This grant program is open to all US and Canadian qualified post-secondary institutions, university-affiliated research institutions, non-profit research institutions, and researchers at federal labs with university affiliations. Submissions will be accepted from November 15, 2011, through February 15, 2012. The award will be announced on March 15, 2012.

The cluster is made up of one head node, eight CPU compute nodes and two GPU-powered compute nodes, with InfiniBand network infrastructure, a 24U rack, and a generous spare parts kit. For a complete list of rules, an application, and a listing of the individual components, please visit http://www.siliconmechanics.com/research_cluster_grant.

Silicon Mechanics would like to thank the many participating hardware providers for making this grant possible: Kingston Technology, QLogic, AMD, NVIDIA, Supermicro, and Seagate.


About Silicon Mechanics
Silicon Mechanics is a leading manufacturer of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing clusters with one of the most comprehensive product offerings available. Additional information about Silicon Mechanics may be found online at www.siliconmechanics.com, or contact info@siliconmechanics.com.