Government Technology magazine ran a story last week on NY’s initiative to spur technological innovation in the state by making available some of the cycles at RPI’s Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations. CCNI is dominated by an 80 TLOPS Blue Gene, announced in May of last year.
The New York State Office of the Chief Information Officer and Office for Technology (CIO/OFT) and the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) today announced that public and private researchers and businesses in New York state have nearly 150 million CPU hours on one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Over the next three years businesses, universities and state agencies can apply for time on the supercomputer located at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI).
Where do the FLOPS come from?
New York State invested in a $100 million partnership with Rensselaer and IBM to create one of the world’s most powerful university-based supercomputer centers. As part of New York’s investment in the CCNI, the state was allocated 20 percent usage of the supercomputer. The state has adopted a usage policy which gives preference to economic development but also includes use for state agencies to conduct research.