A UK university has deployed a large Xserve cluster as part of its new £5.2 million neuroimaging centre.

York University invested £175,000 in the equipment, which consists of Xserve servers, 55 Xserve cluster nodes, and three Xserve RAID devices.

Plans are already under consideration that would double the size of the deployment.

The university is dedicating these resources so its scientists can research how vision, memory, language and motor controls work together, said ComputerWeekly. The research brief will be extended in future.

York University is a leading light in a number of pan-European, scientific-research and cooperation ventures.

In May 2005 it revealed an attempt to promote collaboration between nanoscience researchers in Europe.