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Discovery and Innovation to Quicken With Supercomputer's $1-million Upgrade


The Palmetto Cluster is Clemson University's primary high-performance computing resource.

A $1-million upgrade to Clemson Universitys acclaimed supercomputer, the Palmetto Cluster, is expected to help researchers quicken the pace of scientific discovery and technological innovation in a broad range of fields.

Credit: Clemson University

A $1-million U.S. National Science Foundation grant will help Clemson University's Palmetto Cluster supercomputer aid researchers in accelerating the pace of scientific discovery and technological innovation in a range of fields.

The funds will go toward new hardware that could be implemented as early as next spring.

Clemson's Amy Apon played a leading role in securing the funding for the upgrade, serving as principal investigator for the grant. "This most recent grant provides Clemson the resources it needs to continue offering the high-performance computing on which our researchers have come to depend," Apon says.

Researchers plan to use the upgrade to improve relationships with industry and broaden collaborations in the state. The upgrade also will enhance the development of new curricula in computational and data-enabled science and engineering. "

This grant provides Clemson with the opportunity to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and education goals of the university and its collaborators," says Clemson's Anand Gramopadhye.

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