CCNY receives Silicon Mechanics’ fourth annual Research Cluster Grant


David Jeruzalmi (Chemistry and Biochemistry) with other grantees, from left to right: Dorthe Eisele (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Jack Martin (Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education), Jianting Zhang (Computer Science), Ruth Stark (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Jimmy Booth (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) and Renata Miller (English).

The City College of New York has been awarded Silicon Mechanics’ Research Cluster Grant award for 2015. The grant will provide the college with a High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster with the latest Intel and NVDIA high performance processing, and GPU technologies.

The value of this equipment grant is approximately $90,000.

City College and the City University of New York will now both have exclusive access to an high performance computer cluster designed to be used in cutting-edge research in biochemistry, chemistry, biology, physics, earth and atmospheric sciences, computer science, engineering, medicine, mathematics, social science, humanities and writing pedagogy.

“For many of our research programs, this computer cluster is the missing piece that will lower the barriers that kept our work from moving forward smoothly,” said David Jeruzalmi, professor of chemistry and biochemistry in CCNY’s Division of Science, who wrote the grant proposal. “This award will touch the research of many colleagues by bringing together researchers from across CCNY, many of whom never knew that their work could be positively impacted by colleagues down the hall or in the next building over.”

Silicon Mechanics created the RCG in 2012 as a way of giving back to the educational community, as obtaining needed research funding has become more difficult in recent years. In particular, the program is helping to jumpstart research efforts where access to high-performance computing is limited, outdated or was not previously available. The RCG program is also providing institutions with an opportunity to showcase collaboration across departments and researchers by providing cluster technology to affect research efforts positively.

About Silicon Mechanics
Silicon Mechanics, Inc., is a leading provider of servers, storage and high performance computing technologies to the world’s most innovative organizations. Since 2001 Silicon Mechanics has supported customers with its “Expert included” approach, reflecting the company’s passion for providing complete customer satisfaction and customer confidence in the return on their technology investments. Recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the greater Seattle technology corridor, Silicon Mechanics is changing the way systems providers engage with customers.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.