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Purdue partnership gives Calumet campus first large-scale supercomputer

January 28, 2011 12:00 am  • 

HAMMOND | Chenn Qian Zhou's engineering students at Purdue University Calumet work on real-world problems from energy companies, the steel industry, refineries and vehicle parts manufacturers, nationally and internationally.

They are working fast thanks to a supercomputer that was moved to make room for the Steele supercomputing cluster on Purdue's West Lafayette campus.

Nodes from the former Lear cluster in West Lafayette have been reborn -- with the addition of a high-performance storage array and some other hardware from Purdue Calumet -- as the Miner cluster. It is the Calumet campus's first large-scale high-performance computing system.