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Silicon Mechanics launches its cluster grant programme

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Silicon Mechanics, has announced the launch of its 3rd annual research cluster grant programme, a competition for research institutions to win a pre-configured HPC cluster. 

Silicon Mechanics has configured a HPC cluster, valued at $190,000, which includes hardware and software donated by Intel, NVIDIA, HGST, Mellanox Technologies, Supermicro, Seagate, Kingston Technology, Bright Computing, and LSI Logic. This year’s HPC cluster contains eight compute nodes, one head node, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, and InfiniBand and Gigabit Ethernet networking.

The competition is open to all US and Canadian qualified post-secondary institutions, university-affiliated research institutions, non-profit research institutions, and researchers at federal labs with university affiliations.

Submissions are accepted until 1 March 2014, they will be reviewed for merit and for the potential impact the research may have on the institution’s mission. The grant recipient will be announced on or before 31 March 2014.