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German university announces completion of cluster project

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The Mogon HPC cluster at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, a German university known for advanced research, has been installed. The result of collaboration between German HPC integrator Megware and Asus, the cluster uses more than 500 Asus RS904A-E6/PS4 servers with high-speed InfiniBand QDR interconnection at up to 40Gbps with exceptionally low latency.

The RS904A-E6/PS4 employs an extreme computing density quad-CPU design, with quad-channel memory, and quad LAN. It maintains up to 94 per cent energy efficiency with 1620W 80 PLUS Platinum-rated power supplies, ensuring stable, long-lasting and efficient operation.

Based on the June 2012 Top500 supercomputer list, the new cluster has ranked 81 worldwide and, thanks to its unique architecture and performance, is currently maintaining more than 225Tflops performance in the Linpack benchmark. It ranks number eight among Germany-based supercomputers.