The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin will deploy and support a world-class supercomputer with comprehensive computing and visualization capabilities for the open science community, as part of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) "eXtreme Digital" (XD) program. The new system, called Stampede, will be built by TACC in partnership with Dell and Intel to support for four years the nation's scientists in addressing the most challenging scientific and engineering problems. Stampede is expected to be up and running in January 2013.
"Stampede will be one of the most powerful systems in the world and will be uniquely comprehensive in its technological capabilities," said TACC Director Jay Boisseau. "Many researchers will leverage Stampede not only for massive computational calculations, but for all of their scientific computing, including visualization, data analysis, and data-intensive computing. We expect the Stampede system to be an exemplar for supporting both simulation-based science and data-driven science."
When Stampede is deployed in 2013, it will be the most powerful system in the NSF XD environment, currently the most advanced, comprehensive, and robust collection of integrated digital resources and services enabling open science research in the world.