Trestles supercomputers by SDSC will be sent to the Arkansas High Performance Computing Center for installation.
The new supercomputer will be more than 2 times the computational capacity of the SDSC. Jeff Pummill and David Chaffin, interim co-directors of the center, had the view that they were quite excited to have high performance computing.
“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”, affirmed Pummill.
The Arkansas High Performance Computing Center was founded in 2008. Discussing its features then can support research for around 260 users in approximately 30 academic areas spread out to different fields that include integrated nanoscience, bioinformatics, computational chemistry, materials science, spatial science, and computational biomagnetics.
Trestles sports 16.4 terabytes of memory, 256 serves, and a processing speed of 79 teraflops.
In comparison to a generic computer which has four or two processing cores, trestles has a whooping 8,192 cores to become a true performance powerhouse. Pummill had the view that Trestles will provide the needed infrastructure needed for solving tasks such as genome assembly and data-intensive problems.
Jim Rankin, vice provost for research and economic development, shared that high-performance computing is necessary since they support important researches at the University of Arkansas. Addition of Trestles would aid in achieving the goal of becoming one of the top 50 public research universities in the United States.
Trestles is considered as the major science gateway forum in the National Science Foundation’s extreme digital network. It has been confirmed by the deputy director of San Diego Supercomputer Center and the principal investigator for Trestles, Richard Moore, that Trestles has been at SDSC for 4 years.
During that period, it has immensely supported thousands of national researchers.