NCSA has now powered up Forge, a 153 teraflop heterogeneous supercomputer for use by scientists and engineers across the country. The system features Dell PowerEdge C6145 servers (AMD Opteron Magny-Cours 6136 2.4 GHz dual-socket eight-core) accelerated by NVIDIA Tesla M2070 GPUs.
Seventy percent of the compute time Forge offers will be allocated through the National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program. XSEDE, a cross-country partnership of nearly 20 institutions, is led by NCSA and provides digital resources, services, tools, and support to the nation’s science and engineering research community. The remaining 30 percent of Forge’s cycles will be allocated to NCSA’s Private Sector Program and to faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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