University of Hamburg & GPU Computing

Home to the International Supercomputer Show for the last three years, Hamburg is a great place to learn about High Performance Computing. It is no surprise, therefore, to hear the University of Hamburg, one of the largest universities in Germany, chose HP to help further astrophysics and climate research at its Regional Computing Center.

To increase the speed of its high-performance computing system, the university implemented a cluster of HP ProLiant SL390s G7 2U servers. Each server includes three integrated NVIDIA Tesla M2070Q GPUs, taking advantage of the maximum modularity and expanded internal bandwidth of the HP ProLiant SL390s servers for three-dimensional visualization and parallel processing.

“After a thorough evaluation, we concluded that the HP ProLiant SL390s G7 servers with NVIDIA accelerators would be the best platform to port and tune complex applications for multicore and GPU-enabled systems,” said Prof. Dr. Stephan Olbrich, director, Regional Computing Center, University of Hamburg. “With the HP ProLiant SL390 G7 servers equipped with NVIDIA’s new M2070Q GPUs, we can significantly speed up advanced codes to make new discoveries in the areas of astrophysics and climate research.”

On behalf of all HP employees attending ISC, I can say we very much appreciate our customer University of Hamburg. And while some other vendors attending ISC can’t make the same statement, everyone attending the show appreciates the excellent free WIFI service at the show sponsored by the university!

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About Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton – Vice President, Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NVIDIA. At NVIDIA, the Visual Computing Company, Marc leads the worldwide Solutions Architecture and Engineering team, responsible for working with NVIDIA’s customers and partners to deliver the world’s best end to end solutions for professional visualization and design, high performance computing, and big data analytics. Prior to NVIDIA, Marc worked in the Hyperscale Business Unit within HP’s Enterprise Group where he led the HPC team for the Americas region. Marc spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems in HPC and other sales and marketing executive management roles. Marc also worked at TRW developing HPC applications for the US aerospace and defense industry. He has published a number of technical articles and is the author of the book, “Software Development, Building Reliable Systems”. Marc holds a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from UCLA, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from USC, and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Management program.
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