University Deploys Second HPC Cluster, Names It After Professor And Internet Pioneer


By Lionel Gibbons | September 23, 2014 | HPC Cluster




At one point in his career, David Farber worked on developing the U.S. Department of Defense's ARPANET into what the world now knows as the Internet. He also once served as chief technologist for the Federal Communications Commission. In 2012, he was named to the Internet Society's board of trustees. And twice over the years, Farber has been a faculty member at University of Delaware, where he currently works for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Now, according to an announcement by the university, Farber has a HPC cluster named after him, as well. The cluster -- which is the university's second -- was deployed to perform complex computational tasks for researchers at UD. It is expected to provide researchers with faster compute nodes and more storage than the first community HPC cluster. The university departments that will be using it include engineering; natural, physical, social, policy and decision sciences; as well as finance.

The university's first HPC Cluster -- deployed in 2011 -- was also named for a member of the faculty, David L. Mills, who worked on developing the internetwork gateways and protocols for the backbone of today's Internet, as well as the evolution of such protocols as IP, TCP, FTP, SMTP, and Telnet, the university reported.

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