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Category: Parallel Computing Resources (7 entries)

A collection of resources related to parallel computing using Supercomputers or Computer Clusters.

Beowulf Cluster Project

The Beowulf Project grew from the first Beowulf machine and likewise the Beowulf community has grown from the NASA project. Like the Linux community, the Beowulf community is a loosely organized confederation of researcher and developer. Each organization has its own agenda and its own set of reason for developing a particular component or aspect of the Beowulf system. As a result, Beowulf class cluster computers range from several node clusters to several hundred node clusters. Some systems have been built by computational scientists and are used in an operational setting, others have been built as test-beds for system research and others are serve as an inexpensive platform to learn about parallel programming.
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Computational Science at Argonne National Laboratory

Computational science at Argonne has three interrelated aspects: developing innovative computer science tools, software, and algorithms; providing large-scale parallel computing resources; and supporting challenging applications in the physical and biological sciences. Leading these efforts is the Mathematics and Computer Science Division. We welcome both beginning and experienced researchers interested in taking advantage of our expertise in numerical algorithms, tools for parallelism, and other enabling technologies.
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LoBos Supercomputers at National Institutes of Health

The LoBoS Supercomputers are an implementation of Beowulf-class supercomputing in the Computational Biophysics Section at the National Institutes of Health. LoBoS, which stands for Lots of Boxes on Shelves, is an ensemble of PCs connected with high speed networks to achieve supercomputer performance at a substantial savings. The strategy is to build a supercomputer using lots of commodity-priced processors instead of fewer expensive "supercomputer" processors to achieve a reduction in the overall price of computation by a factor of 10 or more. The current configuration allows scientists within the collaborating laboratories to study more complex biological systems using computational methods. The LoBoS business model is to purchase the fastest commodity processors available, use them for 18 to 24 months, and then migrate them to the desktop.
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National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications is one of the five original centers in the National Science Foundation Supercomputer Centers Program and a unit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. NCSA earned and maintains an international reputation in high-performance computing and networking and in developing innovative software applications. NCSA greatly broadened the user base of remote supercomputing and the Internet with NCSA Telnet in 1987. In 1992, the center introduced NCSA Mosaic, the first readily-available graphical Web browser. Since 1997, NCSA has been the leading-edge site for the National Computational Science Alliance, one of two partnerships of the NSF Partnerships for Advanced Computational Infrastructure program. The center anchors all Alliance teams and oversees the administration of all Alliance programs. It has the largest production high-performance computing facility in the Alliance, and it works with government agencies, communities, and schools to discover how high-performance computing and communication can benefit them. Through its Private Sector Program, top researchers from Fortune 500 companies explore the newest hardware and software, virtual prototyping, visualization, networking, and data mining to help U.S. industries maintain a competitive edge in the global economy.
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National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI)

NPACI provides some of the largest computing and information resources in the nation dedicated to scientific discovery by the academic community.
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Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC)

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh together with the Westinghouse Electric Company. It was established in 1986 and is supported by several Federal agencies, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and private industry. PSC mission is to: Enable solutions to important problems in Science and Engineering by providing leading-edge computational resources to the national community; Advance computational science, computational techniques and the National Information Infrastructure; Educate researchers in high performance techniques and their utility; and Assist the private sector in exploiting high performance computing for their competitive advantage.
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San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)

SDSC, an organized research unit of UC San Diego, develops and applies advanced computing technologies to demanding computational science problems. In doing so, SDSC is leading the effort by the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI) to deploy a national metacomputing infrastructure and foster scientific research. 250 UCSD staff members have expertise in computational science research and the development and integration of high-performance computing technologies. The scientific staff specializes in biology, biomedicine, bioinformatics, chemistry, and environmental sciences. Technology researchers focus on scalable parallel and distributed computing, data-intensive computing, applied network research, scientific visualization, and security. Support staff develop and maintain systems and application software, provide researcher and operations support, conduct training, develop user documentation, and publish information about current projects.
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