March 9, 2010 | PSSC Labs announced that it has received the contract to supply a new multi-technology supercomputer for the High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) at WKU. Western Kentucky University’s Ogden College of Science and Engineering with the help of Senator Mitch McConnell secured $2.5 million funding from the U.S. Department of Education on October 1, 2009.
The PSSC Labs supercomputer will be an ultra high performance system with over 7500 CPU cores, 4100 GPU cores, high volume data storage, and high speed network connectivity. The HPCC will provide cyber infrastructure required to support research across academic disciplines at WKU, and will expand capacity to create strategic partnerships between university faculty and global business industry.
Almost forty suppliers competed for this contract, including Dell, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Cisco. PSSC Labs was chosen to provide the supercomputer because of its outstanding reputation in the High Performance Computing (HPC) industry for building highly reliable systems for computationally intensive applications. The PSSC Labs supercomputer will use a newly released twin blade form factor that creates higher computing density while using 30% less energy and can be easily maintained, upgraded, and recycled.
“We are honored and excited to provide the HPCC a world class super computer,” said Janice Lesser, company President. “PSSC Labs builds, validates, and extensively tests all systems in a network environment to greatly increase reliability. We have documented a 0.001% in the field failure rate of our products. This allows our customers to focus their time on their work, and not expend resources on trouble-shooting computer component failures.”
For more details about PSSC Labs’ high performance servers, supercharged workstations and industry leading clusters and clouds, visit us online at http://old.pssclabs.com.