UPDATED: The University of Central Florida has landed its first supercomputer! Thanks to a $2.6million grant from the Army, UCF has purchased a new super from IBM. The new cluster tips the scales with 224 processors, 512GB of memory and 22.2TB of storage. There is also an upgrade planned for this summer to triple the compute and memory capacity.
This is a great opportunity for UCF and the simulation industry,” said Michael R. Macedonia, general manager of the Orlando unit of Forterra Systems Inc., a high-tech partner with the college. “People need to understand how important it is to have a supercomputer of this class in Central Florida. This will allow UCF to press the limits of science and attract new business to the region as well.”
The initial compute workloads will include defense simulation training [hence the Army dollars attached]. Future workloads will include medical simulation, civil engineering and nanoscience.
For more info on the new super, read the full article here.