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September 2012





September 2012       




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If you have not done so already, please take our 10-second conference survey to let us know what your plans are for upcoming conferences. At the end of the survey are instructions to receive free Exhibitor Guest tickets to SC12, happening November 10-16 in Salt Lake City.


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New details about Intel's Xeon Phi unveiled


At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), held last week in San Francisco, Intel provided more information about its soon-to-be-released accelerator card, the Xeon Phi.


As discussed previously in this newsletter, the Xeon Phi is a many-integrated-core product, similar to a GPU, that will work in tandem with a traditional processor to optimize highly parallel applications.


The details provided at the IDF included a run-down of the Phi's hardware specification and programming models. For an in-depth review of these topics, we've provided information at our Web site:




The Xeon Phi is not yet available, but we look forward to incorporating them in new products as soon as they are released. If you have any questions about this up-and-coming product, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Advanced Clustering partners with Oklahoma State for new 48 TFLOPs cluster



A team from Advanced Clustering spent the last week of August bringing Oklahoma State University's new 258-node cluster online. This cluster will be used for computing-intensive research activities in such areas as granular materials mechanics and fracture simulations in nuclear clad materials, geophysical fluid modeling, computational chemistry, seismic characterization of surface geology and bioinformatics.


This solution yields more than 48 TFLOPs of performance with 3,096 cores provided by Intel E5-series processors and a QDR InfiniBand interconnect. It also includes high performance parallel storage from Panasas to meet OSU's high I/O demands and provide a reliable and stable platform.


Dr. Dana Brunson, Director of the OSU High Performance Computing Center, says this cluster is ideal for their needs. "We look for the best possible value," she says. "Given our small HPC Center staff at OSU, that means not only price but also the ability of the vendor to deliver on their promises and to fully support a high quality system."


At Advanced Clustering, we are proud to provide multi-rack assemblies such as this one all the way down to much smaller clusters with just a few compute nodes. Are you in the market for a cluster of any size? If so, please contact us anytime at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and we will be happy to build a cluster that fits you.


Biggest HPC conference in the Midwest

to be held next month


The Oklahoma Supercomputing Conference, the only one of its type in the Midwest, happens October 2-3 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. Advanced Clustering Technologies is proud to be attending as a silver-level sponsor.


This conference brings together programmers, researchers, information technology professionals and students to discuss various topics related to high-performance computing. The symposium is free and open to the public.


More details about this conference can be found here: