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Published: 01 Nov 2012

The storage and server cluster installed at The University of Texas at Austin is a lesson in how to do HPC. Storage requirements for HPC go beyond massive capacity, and include the use of high-performance file systems. IMAGINE IF A SMALL law-enforcement office computer could recognize images of criminals caught on video surveillance systems or red-light traffic cameras from across the U.S., or if soldiers could locate buried bombs by scanning ground topography from a distance. Those are some of the practical uses that Rob Farber, senior research scientist in the molecular science computing facility at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNL) in Richland, WA, sees in the research he's doing. Farber is looking at ways to identify specific faces and images from a massive amount of unstructured data and images. To do that, he has used a high-performance computing (HPC) and storage environment located at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas (UT) at Austin. Because of the amount and different kinds of data generated by HPC, ... Access >>>

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