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University of Arkansas acquires new supercomputer for research support


4 May 2015 Fayetteville - A workhorse of a supercomputer is coming to the University of Arkansas. The National Science Foundation and the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, have agreed to transfer ownership of the computer cluster known as "Trestles" to the Arkansas High Performance Computing Center.

Once installed, the new supercomputer will more than double the centre's computational capacity and allow it to run three times the amount of jobs for campus researchers, said David Chaffin and Jeff Pummill, interim co-directors of the centre.

"We are thrilled to acquire a prominent national resource for high performance computing", Jeff Pummill stated. "Researchers at the University of Arkansas are in a perpetual state of evolution and advancement in their computational needs, and Trestles is known throughout the national high-performance computing community as a 'high-productivity workhorse'."

The Arkansas High Performance Computing Center, founded in 2008, supports research for about 260 users in about 30 academic areas across the campus, including bioinformatics, physics, integrated nanoscience, computational chemistry, computational biomagnetics, materials science and spatial science, among others.

"Trestles will provide much-needed infrastructure for solving tasks such as genome assembly and other data-intensive problems", Jeff Pummill stated.

Trestles has 256 servers, 16.4 terabytes of memory and a processing speed of 79 teraflops. A teraflop is the measurement of 1 trillion calculations per second, with the "tera" meaning trillion and the "flop" standing for "floating-point operations" per second.

While a typical desktop computer has four processing cores, Trestles has 8,192. By comparison, the University of Arkansas's flagship supercomputer, dubbed Razor, has a processing speed of 77 teraflops from its 4,328 processing cores.

“High-performance computing plays a pivotal role in supporting vital research at the University of Arkansas", stated Jim Rankin, vice provost for research and economic development. "The addition of Trestles enhances our goal of becoming one of the top 50 public research universities in the United States."

In 2010, the National Science Foundation awarded $2.8 million to the University of California, San Diego to deploy Trestles. Since it went online, the supercomputer has been recognized as the leading science gateway platform in NSF's eXtreme Digital Network, a collaborative set of computer and storage resources across the United States that scientists can use for advanced computational and data-enabled research.

Richard Moore, deputy director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the principal investigator for Trestles, stated: "During its four-year run at SDSC, Trestles successfully supported thousands of national researchers with modest-scale applications as well as science gateways, with shorter turnaround times than has been typical for most HPC systems. It's terrific that this resource can be re-deployed to advance scientific research at the University of Arkansas."

Prior to installing Trestles, the University of Arkansas will decommission its supercomputer known as the Star of Arkansas to make room for the new supercomputer. The Star of Arkansas was activated in 2007 and at one time was listed among the world's 500 fastest supercomputers.
Source: University of Arkansas

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Primeur weekly 2015-05-11

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German Tier 2 supercomputer centres should form a collaboration network for High-Performance Computing ...

The Cloud

ANSYS 16.1 delivers enterprise simulation On The Cloud ...

IBM Watson establishes hybrid Cloud capabilities to accelerate new insights for the enterprise ...

HP and SAP accelerate journey to SAP S/4HANA on HP Helion managed Cloud ...

Industrial virtual factory lowers costs and reduces emissions ...

HP makes performance and load testing solutions available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace ...

EuroFlash

High Performance computing element of the European Commission's new Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe ...

Biologists are increasingly becoming data scientists ...

Announcing the Hans Meuer Award winning Research Paper ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches ConnectGuard for ultimate data protection ...

German researchers use IBM Big Data solution to manage world's largest trove of climate data ...

15 million euro boost for European astronomy ...

USFlash

Gartner names CoolIT Systems a Cool Vendor in Data Center Management, Power and Cooling Report ...

University of Arkansas acquires new supercomputer for research support ...

OpenMP 4.0 examples published ...

Cray names Nick Gorga to Vice President of Asia Pacific Sales ...

Cray reports first quarter financial results ...

Cray Urika-XA system wins Best of Show Award at Bio-IT World ...

Purdue's eighth supercomputing cluster in eight years not quite 'minute' Rice, but built in a day ...

UT Austin researchers use supercomputing to assess the impact of climate change on the country's growing season ...

IBM Watson Health, Epic and Mayo Clinic to unlock new insights from electronic health records ...

Scientists get ultra-fast and robust network across the Atlantic Ocean ...

Nepal disaster relief efforts to be aided by glacier researchers ...

Clinicians tap Watson to accelerate DNA analysis and inform personalized treatment options for patients ...

New chip architecture may provide foundation for quantum computer ...

The next step in DNA computing: GPS mapping? ...

IBM unveils Power Systems solutions to support SAP HANA ...