The Stampede supercomputer went into operation at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in January 2013, enabling researchers to access cutting-edge computational resources, data, and expertise to further their research across scientific disciplines. Approximately 3,400 researchers from 350 institutions computed on the system in its first year, working on 1,700 distinct projects.
"The results that researchers have achieved in Stampede's first year are a testimony to the system design and its appropriateness for the community," says the U.S. National Science Foundation's Irene Qualters.
Stampede's diverse resources also can be used to explore research in fields too complex to describe with equations, such as genomics, neuroscience, and the humanities.
Stampede has 14 petabytes of high-speed internal storage, which researchers can use to simultaneously process massive amounts of independent data on multiple processors, reducing the time needed for the data analysis or computation.
"The Stampede environment provides data researchers with a single system that can easily overcome most of the technological hurdles they face today, allowing them to focus purely on discovering results from their data-driven research," says TACC's Niall Gaffney.
From National Science Foundation
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