Savitribai Phule Pune University achieves a ten-fold improvement of analysis capabilities by an HPC environment built on PRIMERGY RX and CX servers
"We can conduct research which we simply couldn’t do before, such as building two-dimensional structures like graphene sheets and their functionalization."
Savitribai Phule Pune University installs Fujitsu HPC platform based on PRIMERGY servers with DDN storage, enabling it to analyze data much faster.
Savitribai Phule Pune University (formerly University of Pune), considered one of the premier universities in India, is positioned in the north-western part of Pune city, occupying an area of approximately 411 acres. Established in 1949, it houses 46 academic departments and is popularly known as the ‘Oxford of the East’, with 307 recognized institutes and 705 affiliated colleges offering graduate and under-graduate courses.
Savitribai Phule Pune University (formerly University of Pune), was reliant on shared access to a HPC cluster, which limited the research it could undertake. It wanted to implement a dedicated in-house HPC platform to enable nano-material and other leading-edge materials research.
The university selected a Fujitsu HPC environment built on FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX and CX, using Intel® Xeon® processors, with DDN storage. The cluster installation, management monitoring, and job scheduling process were simplified with HCS and FUJITSU Software Gateway.
- Research tasks now completed in days rather than weeks
- Ten-fold increase in system sizes that can be handled
- Enables Savitribai Phule Pune University to attract new students and solve critical research problems
- Outstanding reliability has seen only one failure despite running 24/7