Singapore's A*STAR installs SGI system

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SGI a trusted has announced that Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has purchased an Altix UV 1000 supercomputer in order to accelerate public sector research and development in biomedical sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. A*STAR is Singapore’s leading government agency dedicated to fostering world-class scientific research and talent.

The A*STAR supercomputing system, housed at the A*STAR Computational Resource Centre (A*CRC) in Fusionopolis, is the first Altix UV 1000 deployment in Singapore. It has 2,112 cores and 12.3TB of shared memory, as well as 32TB of Panasas PAS 8 high performance storage.

A*CRC’s largest group of users come from the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC). They employ advanced methodologies, techniques and new tools in modelling, simulation and visualisation, with focus on complex-coupled systems, mechanics and fluid dynamics, large-scale systems, digital modelling, adaptive and collaborative computing, data mining and analyses, computational electronics, electromagnetism, computational materials science and chemistry to power discovery.

'A*STAR researchers will be able to use Altix UV 1000 to advance knowledge and accelerate solutions to critical problems in natural sciences, technology and engineering, such as complex structural mechanics and fluid dynamics applied to industrial processes, discovering new catalysts and chemical compounds, and designs of electromagnetic, opto-electronic and photonic systems,' said Marek Michalewicz, director of the A*STAR Computational Resource Centre. 'Computational biologists at A*STAR in genomics, cancer research, drug discovery, protein dynamics, cell and organ simulation will also benefit immensely.'