Advanced computing and research facility iVEC has purchased a new HP plug-and-play supercomputer built into a shipping container.
iVEC has purchased a new supercomputer from HP, built inside a shipping container.(Credit: HP/iVEC)
The "Performance Optimised Datacentre", or POD, from HP incorporates blade servers and 500 terabytes of storage into a shipping container and is capable of 107 teraflops (1 teraflop = one trillion floating point operations per second).
The POD will provide a boost in computing power available to the radio astronomy, nanoscience and geoscience communities.
The datacentre will be located at Murdoch University's Centre for Comparative Genomics, complementing iVEC's existing infrastructure on-site.
iVEC works with the CSIRO and four public universities as an advanced computing and research initiative, based out of Western Australia.
The POD purchase is part of the Commonwealth Government's $1.1 billion "Super Science" initiative and the $80 million Pawsey Project.