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ITaP still taking orders for new research supercomputing cluster
Orders for the new Hansen Community Cluster are still being taken by ITaP, which plans to build the new supercomputer later this summer and have it operating in September.
The Hansen cluster will feature Dell compute nodes with four 12-core AMD Opteron 6176 processors (48 cores per node). The nodes will be available with either 96 or 192 gigabytes of memory. A large-memory option with 512 gigabytes of memory also will be available.
In addition, the new cluster will include a high-performance Lustre scratch storage system and 10 gigabit Ethernet interconnects.
ITaP research computers down two weekends in August for building upgrade
Many ITaP research computing systems will be shut down at least part of August 5-17 because of an ongoing power upgrade project at the Mathematical Sciences Building. The upgrade project will install two new electrical transformers to handle the additional power and cooling demands of new supercomputers, as well as provide redundant power and cooling to the data center to help avoid unscheduled outages.
Interactive apps help agronomy students learn about feeding the world
Agronomy professor Lori Unruh Snyder is enthusiastic about how her Purdue crop science students are learning the intricacies of food supply and sustainable agriculture — in part by using engaging game and simulation technology she developed with ITaP. CropView and iFarm help first-year students better learn introductory crop science course content.
Redesigned website details ITaP instructional technologies, training and support services
ITaP’s Academic Technologies group has redesigned its Teaching and Learning website for easier access to the many resources available at Purdue to help in using technology for engaging and effective instruction. The homepage organizes navigation by Academic Technologies’ three purposes — teach, learn and support.
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Virtual ICU created by faculty, ITaP partnership supports research and training Read more
Exchange calendar, contacts sync with BlackBerry to cease at end of 2012 Read more