Over at the Daily Lobo, Sayyed Shah writes that the University of New Mexico’s Center for Advanced Research Computing is renovating its principle machine room in order to install a new supercomputer. The new 3000-core system will be used for bioinformatics and bionomic research, combining computer science, statistics, mathematics and engineering to study and process biological data.
The New Mexico Consortium donated the supercomputer to UNM with support from its National Science Foundation-funded PRObE supercomputing initiative, which provides repurposed supercomputers from Los Alamos National Laboratory to several universities across the country, according to a press release issued by UNM.
The total budget for the project is just over a quarter of a million dollars,” said Susan Atlas, director of CARC. “We have been waiting to deploy the final 11 Ulam racks. We only have two of the racks currently up and running because we did not have enough electricity, cooling or (uninterruptible power supply) to bring them online.”