Big “Fish” – UAF to Commission Alaska’s Most Powerful Super

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks Arctic Region Supercomputing Center will commission state’s most capable supercomputer during a public ceremony today. Known as Fish, the Cray XK6m supercomputer is named for Alaska’s fisheries and ocean and water resources.

The 41 Teraflop Cray XK6m system was delivered with 1152 AMD Opteron CPU cores and 48 NVIDIA Tesla GPU processors. Simultaneously with deploying Fish, ARSC is making available a new 400TB center-wide Lustre file system and expanding its hierarchical file system. These storage resources allow scientists to process massive datasets and store results. Thanks to a new data portal initiative, ARSC users can also provide data to the public via the Web.

Fish is housed in two cabinets that feature artwork created by UAF art student Yumi Kawaguchi. Read the Full Story.