Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) builds an efficient, high density HPC cluster
Date : 8/1/2014
We will be able to provide the additional information that the National Hurricane Center can use in their decision making and forecasting processes with the new Dell-based Hatteras HPC cluster.
Brian Blanton, Senior Research Scientist, RENCI, United States
ChallengeRENCI wanted to upgrade its HPC cluster to give customers more comprehensive, detailed hurricane-driven storm surge assessments based on multiple computer model simulations.
SolutionThe institute deployed a new cluster — based on Dell PowerEdge compute and networking technologies — that runs computations for hurricane wind waves and storm surge.
Benefits• Computing a larger number of storm surge forecast ensembles
• Providing better intelligence to the National Hurricane Center
• Producing high-resolution models of potential storm surges in less than three hours
• Cutting infrastructure costs
• Adding capacity to HPC cluster quickly and easily