Silicon Mechanics to Host Research Cluster Grant Recipient Wayne State University at Supercomputing 2014

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Researchers will discuss cluster’s improvements to research infrastructure in Booth #2623

Silicon Mechanics, Inc. announces that it will host Wayne State University (WSU), recipient of the 3rd annual Research Cluster Grant, at the Supercomputing 2014 Conference & Exhibition, to be held November 16-21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Representatives from the school, including researchers Dr. Loren Schweibert and Dr. Hengguang Li, and administrator Patrick Gossman, will be on hand in Booth #2623 to describe the impact the research cluster has had in opening the doors for vibrant collaboration at WSU.

“Receiving the Research Cluster Grant from Silicon Mechanics has made a tremendous difference in the complexity of the projects our researchers are able to undertake, as well as the speed at which the computation in these projects is completed,” said Gossman, WSU’s Deputy CIO, Community, Research and Special Projects. “The grant has allowed the research at WSU to move forward rapidly, and we are looking forward to being able to continue taking innovative approaches to complex problems in the future.”

Dr. Schwiebert, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, and Dr. Li, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, are involved with research projects already utilizing the cluster. Dr. Schweibert is collaborating on a project developing new experimental tools used to understand grain growth dynamics, crucial to the control of hardness and strength of engineering materials, as well as research studying acute cell injury using a nonlinear mathematical theory. Dr. Li is working on a team to develop parallel computing algorithms for metabolomics, an extremely important field for cancer diagnostics and cancer drug development, as well as collaborating on a project to develop numerical methods for solving mathematical models.

Experts from Silicon Mechanics will also be present at the booth to discuss products designed for storage, high performance computing (HPC), cloud applications and GPU computing, critical elements in the company’s mission to provide integrated solutions for next-generation research.

The company will officially announce its 4th annual Research Cluster Grant at SC14, which for the first time this year will be awarded to two institutions of higher education. Previous recipients of the grant include Tufts University (2013) and Saint Louis University (2012).

About Silicon Mechanics

Silicon Mechanics, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of rackmount server, storage, and high-performance computing solutions. Deploying the latest innovations in hardware and software technology, we work in collaboration with our customers to design and build the most efficient, cost-effective technology solution for their needs. Our guiding principle, “Expert included,” is our promise that reflects our passion for complete customer satisfaction, from server and component selection to superior installation and ongoing technical support.

Silicon Mechanics has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the Greater Seattle Technology Corridor.

About Wayne State University

Wayne State University is a metropolitan research institution dedicated to preparing students to excel. It does so by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. As a nationally recognized urban public research university, Wayne State's mission is to create knowledge and prepare a diverse body of students to excel in an increasingly complex and global society.

Founded in 1868, the university offers more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. Wayne State’s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres; its six extension centers offer higher education to students throughout Southeast Michigan.

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