October 13, 2009
"TAPPING" INTO THE TRITON RESOURCE
For the cost of a high-end workstation, you can now have access to a 29 teraflop, state-of-the-art cluster computing system. The Triton Resource at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is available to support high-performance and data-intensive computing needs in all fields of scholarship, including engineering, physics, chemistry, the life sciences, and geosciences.
For a minimum purchase of about $3,250, your project can have 54,000 “core-hours” of total computing capacity at a rate of 6 cents per core-hour.
Offered via the Triton Affiliates & Partners Program (TAPP), the Triton Resource is available to individual researchers at very attractive rates that can be funded from your research grants or other sources. For information on how to include the Triton Resource in your grant proposal, please visit http://www.sdsc.edu/us/tapp/triton_grant.html
The Triton Resource consists of the Triton Compute Cluster (TCC) and the Petascale Data Analysis Facility (PDAF). The TCC is a 256-node cluster with the latest Intel Xeon 5500 processors and 24 gigabytes of memory on each node. The PDAF is a unique data-intensive computing system with nodes containing either 256 gigabytes or 512 gigabytes of main memory and eight AMD OpteronTM processors (32 cores total) per node.
The TCC and PDAF nodes are interconnected with a high-performance Myrinet fabric and have access to a Lustre parallel file system. The Triton Resource is housed in a modern, energy-efficient data center maintained by expert staff.
Please visit http://www.sdsc.edu/us/tapp/index.html for more information on TAPP and to learn how you can take advantage of this resource to accelerate your research.
 54,000 core-hours on Triton Compute Cluster at 2.4 GHz. Applicable indirect costs may need to be added for the final cost to a grant or contract. Higher rates and minimum memory reservations apply on PDAF nodes.
There is a list of FAQs at http://www.sdsc.edu/us/tapp/tapp_faq.html
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