iForge cluster debuts
NCSA deployed a 22-teraflop high-performance computing cluster, dubbed iForge, dedicated exclusively to the center’s Private Sector Partners, such as Rolls-Royce, Boeing, and Caterpillar.
“iForge is a unique resource at NCSA, as it is designed specifically for commercial and open-source applications widely used by industry,” said Merle Giles, director of NCSA’s Private Sector Program. “This machine offers our Private Sector Partners several platforms to reach higher and higher levels of scaling and performance for physics-based modeling and simulation applications.”
NCSA plans to upgrade iForge with new hardware and OS software every 12 to 18 months.
“Regular upgrades to the latest HPC technologies will help provide a distinct competitive advantage to our partners,” Giles said.