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Harvard global grid computing project will help create printable solar cells

Lucas Mearian | April 17, 2013
Harvards Clean Energy Project is conducting a study on millions of potential chemical structures and has identified next-generation organic solar cell material.

Harvard has filled racks of servers with 4U-high hard drive arrays. Each array is filled with 45, 7200rpm 3TB hard drives from Western Digital subsidiary HGST.

"The data we're creating will ultimately benefit mankind with cleaner energy solutions," Aspuru-Guzik said. "Accordingly, we designed our Jabba storage arrays with built-in redundancies. But the key to the arrays' performance is the use of reliable, high-capacity, and low-power storage from HGST. We've filled nearly 150 HGST drives to this point and are currently building Jabba 5 and 6 to handle the enormous amount of data generated for the project."

 

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