jueves, 24 de septiembre de 2009

Itanium Innovation Award 2009: Computationally Intensive Applications WINNER

The Itanium Solutions Alliance has announced the winners of its third annual Itanium Innovation Awards. In the category of Computationally Intensive Applications the winner has been the team formed by University of Extremadura, University of Vigo and Centro de Supercomputación de Galicia (CESGA). This award has been announced in September 23, in a Gala ceremony in San Francisco at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

This prize award the research in Computational Electromagnetics using the Finis Terrae Supercomputer to analyze massive computational electromagnetics problems, the largest with more than 500 million unknowns, for improvement of design in industry.

We accept this very important award for the work in CESGA, Finisterrae, using Itanium-based HP Integrity servers with 1,024 parallel processors and 6TB of memory in attaining the first-of-its-kind solution. The Itanium architecture was key to the success of the effort, as the rigorous integral equation-based solvers used in computational electromagnetics consume massive amounts of RAM memory in such large-scale, real-world calculations.