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Keeping Researchers Connected

Case Study: CERN IT simplifies HPC cluster connectivity with 10GbE iWARP from Intel

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, is the world's largest particle physics laboratory, located near Geneva, Switzerland. Its IT department is tasked with providing the information technology the laboratory needs to carry out its complex and innovative research both efficiently and effectively. This requires that the department not only develops leading research facilities, but also that it engineers and maintains a world-class infrastructure on which to run them.

CHALLENGES
• Drive performance: Boost research application results by enhancing cluster connectivity.
• Simplify management: Reduce the complexity involved in managing network connections.
• Save money: Create a more cost-effective connectivity model.

SOLUTIONS
• Simplified network fabric: Replace the existing InfiniBand* fabric with 10GB Ethernet using Intel® Ethernet 10 Gigabit Server Adapters.
• High-performance compute: Improve application performance with optimized compute in server clusters based on Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series.

IMPACT
• Optimal performance: Latency and application performance meet high-performance application requirements.
• Efficient user experience: More flexible cluster connectivity makes resource allocation quicker and easier to manage, keeping the IT team and users happy.
• Reduced total cost of ownership: The platform is simpler to maintain, enabling CERN IT to reduce TCO and focus on other areas.

Read the full CERN IT Case Study.