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FSU HPC 1st Customer of Upstart Server Maker 3Leaf Systems

Original Article from The Register available here.

Football U goes to 3Leaf for HPC
Hut one, hut two, MPI

By Timothy Prickett Morgan
Posted in HPC, 14th March 2010 07:02 GMT

Florida State University, like most state schools in the US with a storied (American) football program, also has a respectable comp sci department that is not afraid to spend a little cash on a new technology when it comes along. And that's how the Seminoles have ended up being one of the first customers of upstart server maker 3Leaf Systems.

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FSU Selects 3Leaf Systems Dynamic Data Center Server

Original Article from HPCwire available here.

February 18, 2010

Scalable x86-based shared memory systems meet agility and flexibility requirements of university's on-demand high-performance computing environment

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 18 -- 3Leaf Systems today announced Florida State University's Department of Scientific Computing has selected the company's Dynamic Data Center solutions to provide high-performance computing resources in support of the University's multi-disciplinary research. The 3Leaf Systems Dynamic Data Center Server (DDC-Server), featuring AMD Opteron processors, provides FSU with an agile and flexible x86-based shared memory system capable of scaling to meet the on-demand resource requirements of FSU's diverse user community.

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Tim Scheibe, 2010 Darcy Lecturer, visits DSC

Timothy Scheibe, the 2010 Darcy Lecturer, presented the talk, “Quantifying Flow and Reactive Transport in the Heterogeneous Subsurface Environment: From Pores to Porous Media and Facies to Aquifers” as the 2010 Darcy Lecturer on Thursday, January 7, 2009 at 499 Dirac Science Library.  Dr. Scheibe is the first person from the national laboratories of the Department of Energy to be named Darcy Lecturer. The Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Ground Water Science was established in 1986 to foster interest and excellence in groundwater science and technology. The award honors and is named for Henry Darcy of France for his 1856 scientific discoveries which established the physical basis on which groundwater hydrogeology has been studied since that time. Since its inception, series lecturers have reached more than 70,000 national and international groundwater students, faculty members, and professionals

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New B.S. in Computational Science at FSU

The Department of Scientific Computing is pleased to announce that The Florida State University Board of Trustees has approved the implementation of a new B.S. degree in Computational Science, starting in the Fall 2010 semester.

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Florida State to offer new degree in computational science

Florida State to offer new degrees in computational science, environmental science

by Jill Elish

A changing world calls for new areas of study, and The Florida State University now has two new unique degree programs for undergraduates, including a degree in computational science that is the first of its kind in Florida and one of only two such programs in the nation.

The Department of Scientific Computing will offer the bachelor's degree in computational science. In addition, the departments of Oceanography, Geological Sciences and Meteorology, which will be merging into a new Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, have joined forces to offer a bachelor's degree in environmental science. The College of Arts and Sciences, where the departments reside, will begin offering the new programs in fall 2010.

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