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SDSC to Host Gordon Supercomputer Workshop August 8–11

SDSC will host a special workshop in August as they begin deployment of the world’s first flash-based supercomputer later this year. With 250 trillion bytes of flash memory and 64 I/O nodes, Gordon will be capable of handling massive databases while providing up to 100 times faster speeds when compared to hard drive disk systems for some queries.

“We are encouraging applications from researchers engaged in data-intensive science and data mining across a diverse range of disciplines, including those who may not previously have considered leveraging supercomputing resources,” said SDSC Director Michael Norman. “This includes researchers in astronomy, geosciences, and genomics, as well as economics and linguistics, just to name a few. Those with applications that serve a wide research community, such as through the use of a science gateway, are also encouraged to apply.”

Attendee Applications are due June 24. Read the Full Story.

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