Higher Education & Research
Supporting Academic and Research Institutions with Reliable, High-Performance Technology Solutions

Higher Education & Research Solutions

University Researchers are under pressure to deliver faster results, often with limited budgets or even while awaiting grant funding. With research programs fueled by data-intensive computing methods, budget optimized, high-performance systems are the pathway to future discoveries. These critical systems must also execute multiple types of workloads with unpredictable volumes, and computationally intensive tasks without missing a beat.

From individual workstations to large-scale HPC systems, both Principal Investigators and Researchers have many choices to make when evaluating computational and storage solutions. There are several unique criteria these systems must meet, but there is one common requirement: finding a solution that will support your research.
  • Can a new solution integrate seamlessly into my existing infrastructure?
  • Can I find a cost-effective solution that works within the limits of my grant-driven budget?
  • Is the technology customizable to meet my department’s variable performance needs?
  • Can my current infrastructure be adapted to utilize the latest architectural advancements in cloud, containers and HPC so I can optimize my existing resources?
  • Will new hardware meet requirements for scalability, efficiency and reliability?
  • If something goes wrong, can I easily connect with support?
Expert included.
As a leading systems integrator, Silicon Mechanics empowers organizations to transform the world through open technology. We consider ourselves to be an extension of your team, and our Experts are available to provide you:
  • Purpose built, custom solutions designed for demanding environments
  • Flexible technology architecture options enabling you to grow and scale
  • A deep-dive assessment of technical needs
  • Access to a wide variety of the latest open computing technologies and platforms
  • Support Engineers dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction
With expertise in high-performance computing and storage architectures, and experience deploying a variety of cloud computing options, Silicon Mechanics supports educational institutions with cost-effective, reliable and secure computing and storage solutions.
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Proven Solutions For Institutions Dedicated to Higher Education & Research
  • Turn-Key
  • Customizable

  • File Storage and Analytics
  • High-Performance Storage
  • Object-Oriented Storage
  • Private and Hybrid
  • HPC Cloud Bursting

Solutions Successfully Deployed

Case Studies
Case Study: Van Andel Institute

Silicon Mechanics helped the Van Andel Institute design and implement a hybrid cloud solution to support their efforts in determining the epigenetic, genetic, molecular and cellular origins of cancer, Parkinson’s and other diseases and translating those findings into effective therapies.

Case Study: Fred Hutchinson

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center internal IT organization turned to Silicon Mechanics to implement a new storage system to house genomic sequencing data and support 2,000-plus researchers.

Case Study: NYU Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics

The NYU Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics’ (CHIBI’s) high-performance computer was destroyed by flooding during Hurricane Sandy. Fortunately,the laboratory’s director was able to unrack the data storage hard drives and rescue them from the advancing flood waters.

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Silicon Mechanics is determined to help you find the best HPC solution for your organization and your goals, which means we're willing to think outside the box. Our Experts can survey the complex technology landscape and develop a solution that fits your unique needs. Read more about our Expert included. approach, or contact us now to get started.