Yale High Performance Computing Center
Big Boost For Computer Storage
The new High Performance Computing (HPC) Center is a state-of-the-art computer storage hub that will eventually quadruple Yale's capacity to host large computer clusters. It currently houses 352 computer nodes or “super computers” totaling 2,816 computing cores and one petabyte of high-performance storage (a petabyte is a billion megabytes, and one megabyte equals a 200-page book). Scientific research, particularly the kind done at the Yale Center for Genome Analysis, relies upon HPC capacity to hold and analyze the multitude of data collected during research. Eline News July 2010
High Performance Computing (HPC) powers a range of research initiatives led by Yale professors and graduate students across the University. Scholars in fields from neurobiology and applied physics to economics and sociolinguistics depend on state-of-the-art computational systems to analyze and model massive amounts of data. The Yale HPC Group designs and operates clusters of computers, known as compute nodes, that are networked to provide data processing speed and capability that would have been unheard of a mere decade ago.
The Yale HPC Groups works closely with individual clients to determine each project's requirements and to design a custom solution that encompasses hardware system design, software environment, automation of tasks, and complete operational support.
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