Researchers at The University of Utah are using a Dell high-performance computing cluster (HPCC) to research and help prevent accidental fires and explosions.
The university's Center for the Simulation of Accidental Fires and Explosions (C-SAFE) will use the cluster to provide government and corporations with insights into the safety of storing and handling chemicals and hazardous materials. C-SAFE is a program created by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI) to integrate large, complex computer models for solving the nation's critical scientific and engineering problems.
According to new research by industry analyst firm International Data Corp., deployments like those at the University of Utah add to the growing number of organizations buying standards-based supercomputing clusters from Dell. The firm recently recognized Dell as the leading provider of Intel-based Linux technical clusters in the first and second quarters of 2002 with approximately 40 percent of the worldwide market.