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San Diego Supercomputer Center and UCSD announce 'Triton Resource'
Date:10/15/2008

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego today announced plans for a unique facility called the Triton Resource, a high-impact, massive data analysis and storage system that will accelerate innovation, collaboration, and discovery through the use of leading-edge research cyberinfrastructure at SDSC.

SDSC is leading the effort to build the Triton Resource focused primarily for UC and UC San Diego researchers. Specific details of Triton are still being defined by a committee of UCSD/UC users and SDSC technical specialists to achieve the best balance of storage, computing power, and memory to meet a number of cyberinfrastructure needs for world-class research. The planning committee is made up primarily of UC researchers so that Triton can be both a significant resource in and of itself, and major elements can be easily integrated into campus laboratories by taking advantage of UC San Diego's leading multiple 10 Gigabit research network.

Full details of SDSC's Triton Resource will be released in coming months. First runs are scheduled for early 2009, with full production to begin in the spring.

"UC San Diego is building 21st century campus research infrastructure to accelerate 21st century research and education," said SDSC Director Fran Berman. "The Triton Resource is a unique environment that will facilitate our ability to make sense of the tsunami of data available to us, and drive solutions of the most challenging problems in science and society."

The Triton Resource definition and acquisition is being led by Philip Papadopoulos, Director of UC Systems at SDSC. "We're engaging the science users at the earliest stage in the process so that we can build the resource that best fits their needs," said Papadopoulos. "The group is really defining the balance of the machine and must factor in all constraints. The group represents diverse interests such as data life cycle and preservatio
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Contact: Jan Zverina
jzverina@sdsc.edu
858-534-5111
University of California - San Diego
Source:Eurekalert

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