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Chip Shot: 5X Computing Boost at University of Erlangen-Nurnberg

Today Intel announced that an Intel® Cluster Ready certified 500-node cluster by NEC has helped speed application performance by about five times at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Bavaria’s second largest state university and a leading research university. To improve the researchers’ productivity, NEC worked with the university to replace the school’s existing high-performance computing (HPC) platform. NEC used Intel® Xeon® 5650 processors to create the largest Intel Cluster Ready certified system to date. The new system processed research applications faster and gave researchers the ability to run more complex calculations.