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

n with the library, ultra-scale three-dimensional electron microscope image reconstruction, and more extensive computational modeling in astronomy. In addition to the user-driven needs, several technology and data specialists from SDSC are essential in helping the entire team evaluate specific tradeoffs and impacts. Together, we're making Triton a unique resource for UC San Diego and the UC system."

"The Triton resource will enable us to, when needed, dynamically expand the COMPAS cluster at Scripps to support experiments in ocean and coupled ocean-atmosphere modeling at a much larger scale than our dedicated facility can support," said Prof. Bruce Cornuelle, Director of COMPAS (Center for Observation Modeling and Prediction at Scripps) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, and a member of the Triton definition team. "The large memory nodes will be particularly useful for carrying out certain stages of analysis in our calculation pipeline."

Specifically, Triton's three key components will bring UC San Diego and the UC system new capabilities:

  • The Data Oasis high performance storage system will assist in the practical manipulation of data across high-bandwidth paths to researchers throughout UC San Diego and the statewide UC system. This system will be fundamental to the life cycle of data including storage, management, and preservation of the deluge of data coming from research instruments and experiments that form the basis for future generations of research results. The storage facility is envisioned as having 2-4 petabytes of raw disc space including room to replicate all data.

  • The Petascale Data Analysis Facility will be capable of analyzing data from the new generation of petascale computers (where one 'petaflop' of compute power equals one quadrillion calculations per second). This facility will address the critical need to make sense of the massive amounts of research dat
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Contact: Jan Zverina
jzverina@sdsc.edu
858-534-5111
University of California - San Diego
Source:Eurekalert

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