By Lionel Gibbons | December 04, 2015 | FAU
Complete user satisfaction is a goal that is easy to state but hard to achieve. Our newest case study tells how Florida Atlantic University (FAU) did just that while providing students access to a diverse set of high-performance computing (HPC) resources to perform world-leading research, and to support faculty in providing world-class education. The 56-node cluster, affectionately nicknamed Ko’Ko, is used for teaching the use of big data analytics , such as Hadoop, to conduct bioinformatics research and other modeling and visualization work.
FAU selected Bright Cluster Manager software to administer the Ko’Ko HPC cluster. Administrators say Bright Cluster Manager has significantly increased automation, made troubleshooting a breeze, and will easily scale to meet expected future growth.
This is key, since Ko’Ko is expected to double in size every year as FAU pursues more areas of research. Right now, they are looking at adding research in medicine, big data analytics, physics, and astronomy, while other academics at FAU are considering using the cluster for software development.
From this study, you can learn:
Read the entire case study here.