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University of Adelaide switches on supercomputer to support researchers

Rebecca Merrett | June 21, 2016
Open source key part of its high performance computing project

Most of the university's scientific software-based tools that researchers use are also open source, he said.

"We depend quite a bit on open source software, we depend quite a bit on looking at other high performance computing environments and talking to peers [who have similar] architecture environments."

Gregory said universities have a history of being at the forefront of large-scale technology deployments. Some were first to take up supercomputing, to implement distributed computing and cloud technology, and were on the scene in the development of early-day computers in the 1940s and '50s. With this, there are a lot of opportunities for private sector companies to learn from their technology rollouts.

"Universities are also pretty open about how they build their environments, so companies can look to universities and they are likely to share quite a bit," he said.

The University of Adelaide has more than 1,800 research staff and 2500 research students in more than 50 research centres.

Source: CIO Australia


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