Success Story: CASPUR

Clavister provides security for super-computing facility

“When we evaluated the security solutions on the market, we realised that it is difficult to find any other product that has so many features at such a good price as Clavister. It represents excellent value for money.”
Alessandro Togni, Senior Technician, CASPUR

Super-computing needs complex and sophisticated environments and CASPUR’s Rome-based facilities are no exception. As well as providing super-computing facilities to the universities of central and southern Italy, CASPUR co-hosts the environments of many public administrations. It also manages the Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) that connect 37 hospitals across the country, giving them access to centralized services located at the CASPUR data center.

CASPUR runs many clusters based on different hardware platforms from various vendors and the scope of the operation can be judged from the fact that the main cluster will soon have more than 2,500 cores; there are 30 Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANS) in operation and approximately 1,000 rules in their rule set. 

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Formed in 1992 by six Italian universities, CASPUR is Italy’s International Consortium for the Application of super-computing for Universities and Research. A non-profit organization financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research it offers high quality, high-powered super-computing processing services using advanced computational techniques such as UNIX clusters. 




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