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NSF Extends TACC’S Stampede2 HPC System through mid-2023

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has extended operational funding for the Stampede2 supercomputer through June 2023. Prior to the extension, the life of the system was expected to end in September 2022. As part of the extension, 448 of the oldest Intel Knights Landing Xeon Phi […]

TACC Using GRC Liquid Cooling in Lonestar6 Supercomputer

GRC (Green Revolution Cooling), a single-phase liquid immersion cooling company for data centers, today announced that it is providing the cooling infrastructure for the Lonestar6 supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). The company’s ICEraQ Series 10 will cool the Dell C6525 servers, which contain AMD EPYC “Milan” CPUs, used within TACC’s Lonestar6 supercomputer, a […]

TACC Deploys Dell HPC System ‘Lonestar6’

Lonestar6, a Dell Technologies HPC system designed and deployed by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, is intended to perform about 3 quadrillion mathematical operations per second — or, in high-performance terminology, 3 petaflops. Lonestar6 is comprised of more than 800 Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 servers with 3rd […]

TACC Adopts Intel oneAPI for Remote Visual Analysis

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin reports it is using the Intel oneAPI Rendering Toolkit for remote analysis capabilities on the center’s supercomputers, “providing high-fidelity visualization tools for all scales of computing.” TACC, which operates the Frontera and Stampede2 supercomputer along with more than a dozen HPC systems, […]

TACC’s Stampede2 HPC Simulations Reveal How Cells Regulate Themselves

Supercomputer simulations run on the Stampede2 system of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) have helped scientists studying how cells work understand the way in which protein molecules in a sense dance with a partner to respond to signals and regulate each other’s activities. Crucial to giving cells energy for life is the migration of […]

TACC’s Longhorn GPU Subsystem Helps Researchers Detect Potential COVID-19 Virus Vulnerability

Despite more than a year and a half of research, there are still many unknowns about how the virus that causes COVID-19 infects human cells. A deeper understanding could lead to new treatment approaches. Using supercomputer simulations, a team from the University of California San Diego, the University of Pittsburgh, The University of Texas at […]

Univ. of Michigan Researchers Using TACC Frontera HPC for Space Weather Forecasting

“There are only two natural disasters that could impact the entire U.S.,” according to Gabor Toth, professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan. “One is a pandemic and the other is an extreme space weather event.” We’re currently seeing the effects of the first in real-time. The last major space […]

TACC Joins NSF-Funded Icicle Institute for AI Research

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin announced today that it is a partner in the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded AI Institute for Intelligent Cyberinfrastructure with Computational Learning in the Environment (ICICLE). The institute’s goal is to make AI data and infrastructure more accessible to the larger society.Dhabaleswar K. […]

TACC’s Stampede2 HPC Helps ID New RNA Molecules for Disease Study

Researchers at Ghent University, Amsterdam University of Medicine, National Chiao Tung University, UNSW Sydney, Illumina, and the Baylor College of Medicine have built one of the most comprehensive catalogs of the human transcriptome ever. By combining complementary sequencing techniques, they have deepened our understanding of the function of known ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules and discovered […]

Continuing Arecibo’s Legacy – A Partnership to Save Telescope Data at TACC

Millions of people have seen footage of the famed Arecibo radio telescope’s collapse – due to various hurricanes and other natural disasters – in December 2020. What they would not have seen from those videos was Arecibo’s data center, located outside the danger zone. It stores the “golden copy” of the telescope’s data — the original tapes, hard drives, and disk drives of sky scans since the 1960s. Now, a new partnership will make sure that about 3PB of telescope data is securely backed up off-site and made accessible to astronomers….