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New Accelerated Visualization and Data Analytics Resources For Open Science Community

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Maverick, the University of Texas at Austin's test supercomputer node, was built using Intel's Knights Ferry test kit.

The University of Texas at Austin will deploy the high-performance visualization and data analytics system known as Maverick this month.

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This month the University of Texas at Austin will deploy Maverick, a high-performance visualization and data analytics system that will replace the Longhorn system.

Maverick primarily will offer interactive, remote visualization and analytics capabilities for open science research, says project principal investigator Kelly Gaither with the Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC). "This system will help researchers analyze large-scale scientific data, and will complement systems like Stampede, by providing a rich, interactive data exploration environment," she notes.

The resources will be very helpful for big data analysis, points out TACC's Niall Gaffney. He notes that every node in the system will have large memory, a state-of-the-art graphics-processing unit accelerator, and will be connected to massive data storage. "Data scientists and all researchers will be able to use visual analysis techniques to explore data," Gaffney says.

Maverick has been cited as part of a growing trend in which researchers and technologists are expanding the use of accelerated supercomputers from traditional science to big data analytics. The high-performance accelerators will give scientists and engineers the fastest computational horsepower with industry-leading visualization capabilities.

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