|[March 21, 2013]
Media Invitation: Introducing Stampede, A New Supercomputer to Enable and Accelerate Open Science Research in the United States
You're invited to the dedication of Stampede, a new
supercomputer that enables and accelerates open science research in the
U.S. and solidifies Texas' growing reputation for scientific and
technological leadership: Wednesday, March 27, at the J.J. Pickle
Research Campus starting at 3:00 p.m.
A national team of supercomputing experts is dedicating Stampede,
one of the world's most powerful supercomputers, deployed by the Texas
Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin.
Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the 2.2-petaflop
base cluster accepted by NSF in February is specifically designed to
support thousands of diverse research projects across the United States,
enabling widespread scientific and engineering advances not previously
possible. Stampede is the largest Dell (News - Alert) public production cluster
deployed to date, and features Dell's latest PowerEdge servers.
In addition, TACC has nearly completed integration of the largest
configuration of the new Intel (News - Alert) Xeon Phi parallel coprocessrs into Stampede,
providing more than seven petaflops of additional performance. The
integrated Stampede system is nearly 10 petaflops, capable of
performing nearly 10 quadrillion mathematical operations a second-that's
one million, multiplied by one million, multiplied by ten thousand.
Promising research is already underway to predict the frequency of
damaging earthquakes in California; to better identify and image brain
tumors by combining MRI scan data with biophysical models to represent
the full extent of tumor growth; and to design nanocatalysts that
capture CO2 from exhaust and convert it into a valuable substance used
in industrial applications.
The following stakeholders will speak at the dedication: Congressman
Lamar Smith; President William Powers (The University of Texas at
Austin); Michael Dell (Dell Inc.); Diane Bryant (Intel); Farnam Jahanian
(National Science Foundation); and Jay Boisseau (Texas Advanced
Increased computational capability makes a significant difference in a
researcher's ability to model and simulate complex physical phenomena.
Leading scientists are addressing society's greatest challenges using Stampede
to push the frontiers of science and engineering.
WHEN & WHERE
Wednesday, March 27: J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet, Commons
3:00-4:00pm Welcome Reception (Atrium, Commons Building)
4:00-4:45pm Dedication Remarks (Big Tex Auditorium, Commons Building)
4:45-5:15pm Media Q&A (Big Tex Auditorium, Commons Building)
5:15-6:00pm System Tours (ROC, Building 196 - shuttle available)
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