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New supercomputer for University of Kentucky

A new high-performance supercomputer has been installed at the University of Kentucky, putting the school among the USA's top 10 public universities for computing power. The supercomputer, named the William N Lipscomb Jr High-Performance Supercomputing Cluster (Lipscomb Cluster) is three times more powerful than the university's previous machine.

The Lipscomb Cluster is based on the new Dell PowerEdge C6100 HPC server chassis. The C6100 was chosen for its high density, shared infrastructure and efficient power and cooling features.

The cluster will be important for UK research projects, including the design of new materials for magnetic applications, understanding biological chemical processes, investigations of the origins of the universe and subatomic particles, development of new types of batteries, improvements in automobile manufacture, and design of improved pharmaceuticals.

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