Intel Reveals Participation in Stampede Supercomputer Research at Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)

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The publication describes successful implementation of Intel tools into supercomputer exploration.

A recent release from Intel highlights the ways that the Intel® Parallel Computing Center on the TACC campus has contributed to far-reaching computation on the Stampede, one of the most powerful supercomputers on the planet. This collaboration has enabled extraordinary high-volume calculations for research projects around the world.

The document notes that Stampede, currently ranked seventh among the top 500 supercomputers in the world, runs million-thread applications, an unprecedented feat, with the help of Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors. This allows Stampede to break large data workloads into smaller, components that can be solved simultaneously, in parallel. As a result, large-scale studies are able to reduce their computational time down significantly.

Research projects all over the globe are currently using Stampede’s tremendous computational power, with 5000 scientists and engineers running simulations and extracting valuable information. The staff at TACC trains thousands of researchers in a wide band of disciplines to harness the Stampede and its Intel parallelization instruments.

The untapped potential of this technology cannot be understated; it not only condenses projects that would take years or decades, it also draws different fields of study together in a symbiotic alliance where different bodies of research can inform one another. The Intel® Software Academic Program is committed to TACC supercomputer project and the extraordinary wellspring of possibility it represents.

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