The updated supercomputer, nicknamed the Cardinal Research Cluster, will meet the university’s high capacity demands and enable university researchers to further develop ongoing projects. It is part of the school’s $1.8 million IT investment.
“The research efforts at the University of Louisville are a prime example of the innovation needed across the United States to advance economic competitiveness and improve quality of life for citizens,” said Michael Svinte, vice president of IBM’s Smarter Cities and Healthcare. “It’s encouraging to see the progress the teams have made on smarter healthcare and energy projects using high performance computing technology from IBM.”
According to IBM, the company also awarded the school a Shared University Research award to help further its efforts. This includes the donation of extra computing systems and gives the university access to IBM engineers who will work closely with the university’s information technology staff to get maximum performance from the supercomputer.