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Scientific Supercomputing Center Karlsruhe

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The Scientific Supercomputing Center Karlsruhe (SSCK) provides high-performance computational services and resources for the scientific and industrial communities in the State of Baden–Württemberg, Germany. SSCK needed an open, reliable, powerful solution with high bandwidth and scalable storage for data management.

Business Need

  • Offer a system for capability and capacity computing
  • Support open standards
  • Obtain easy access and administration of the cluster
  • Achieve scalability of I/O performance

Solutions overview

  • HP XC Cluster with Cluster Platform 6000 system, based on HP Integrity rx2600 and rx8620 servers using Intel Itanium 2 processors
  • Linux operating system
  • HP XC system software
  • HP StorageWorks scalable file share


  • Achieve peak performance of 2 TFLOP/S
  • Enable researchers to attack problems they could not solve previously
  • Provide easy porting of application codes; numerous open source development tools
  • Have single sign-on, single point of administration
  • Accelerate application performance


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