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Dell sells computing clusters to BYU

Dell has sold six supercomputer clusters to Brigham Young University.

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Dell has sold six supercomputer clusters to Brigham Young University, the company said Tuesday. The systems have between 11 and 217 dual-processor machines each for a total of 682 Intel-based Dell PowerEdge 1850 and PowerEdge 1855 blade servers. The nodes of the large cluster are connected with high-speed InfiniBand networking gear from Cisco.

The systems will be used for mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering; industrial design and rendering; agricultural research; chemical analysis; and at BYUs business school, for advanced statistical modeling, Dell said.