At this year’s Super Computing (SC) conference, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory won an HPCWire High Performance Computing Award for its Hyperion project which uses the Cisco Nexus data center class platform as its foundation technology.
The Hyperion project is the largest test bed of its kind in the world for high performance Linux cluster computing technologies. LLNL safeguards America’s nuclear weapons arsenal through computational simulation.
Under “Editor’s Choice for Best High Performance Computing Collaboration between Government and Industry”, the award represents Cisco’s commitment in working closely with the public sector to use information technology as a strategic tool for enhancing U.S. competitiveness, and helping governments power their networks as the platform for building data centers and borderless infrastructures.
The Hyperion project also represents how Cisco is helping supercomputing managers, such as LLNL’s ASCII Programs director and Federal Computer Week Fed100 2009 Award winner Mark Seager, on one of the biggest challenges they face: testing new code or hardware before it is rolled out across thousands of nodes, as a Government Computer News article states.
“New high performance computing solutions allow for far more comprehensive approaches to scientific investigation and enable a systems approach to understanding and predicting life, which is fundamental to the global challenges in medicine, energy and defense,” as Peg Folta, LLNL’s division leader within Computing Applications and Research stated in an SC release.
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