Centre for High-Performance Computing (CHPC)
Date : 10/1/2012
As a result of scaling our HPC cluster with Dell, we've boosted the speed of our infrastructure from 24 to 61.5 teraflops — an increase of around 156 percent.
— Dr Happy Sithole, Director, Centre for High-Performance Computing (CHPC), South Africa
ChallengeCHPC wanted to scale its high-performance computing (HPC) cluster to reduce subscriber queues and help researchers and industry accelerate scientific and medical projects.
SolutionCHPC worked with the Dell/Cambridge HPC Solution Centre to integrate Dell PowerEdge C6100 servers into the HPC cluster. It also chose Dell ProSupport to maximise performance.
Benefits• CHPC raises HPC teraflop speeds by around 156 percent
• Organisation implements 260 servers in just three weeks
• Industry increases competitiveness through research
• Farmers in Africa can maximise crop production with better water allocation
• Centre saves energy and ensures administration simplicity