Simon Fraser University’s Cedar HPC Cluster Makes Large Impact in British Columbia

British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University (SFU) was overdue for an HPC upgrade. In early 2017, the university installed Cedar, a 902-node dual-socket cluster built on Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2683A with 16 cores each. At installation, Cedar was Canada’s most powerful academic resource for Advanced Research Computing (ARC). Today it supports research in a wide variety of fields: traditional simulation research, social science research, and Artifical Intelligence (AI)…

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