Temple University has a new high-performance computer cluster that will significantly enhance the high-speed computing capabilities of researchers across its campuses. Nicknamed the Owls' Nest, the Linux cluster is comprised of more than 100 computer nodes in different configurations.
Temple will gradually make the computing system available to users for testing and feedback, with the goal of making it fully functional and accessible by mid June. Temple's Axel Kohlmeyer says such a time frame would allow the unveiling of the Owls' Nest to coincide with a TeraGrid/ICMS high-performance computing programming workshop, which will be held at Temple in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.
The Owls' Nest will enable researchers in computer and information sciences, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, mathematics, physics, pulmonary and critical care medicine, and physical therapy to crunch massive amounts of data and perform superfast computation. The computing cluster could stimulate collaboration with other Philadelphia universities, and serve as a connection to national supercomputing resource providers.
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