Delta is Online


Farewell Blue Waters, the famous supercomputer that helped create the first image of a black hole. Say hello to Delta. NCSA is excited to announce that Delta, the GPU heavy supercomputer replacing Blue Waters, is now online and ready for allocations.

Delta has been fully certified by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will now be a part of the ACCESS resources provided to researchers around the country. Delta represents the current highest GPU performant supercomputer in NSF’s portfolio and will help hundreds of scientists complete their research over the next few years.

Delta is a tremendous resource for AI and Machine Learning, as well as simulation. Combined with its high-performance file system and features for broader accessibility to communities that have not historically used HPC systems, Delta will help accelerate the adoption and use of these techniques into all areas of research.

Bill Gropp, NCSA Director

This new resource will broaden access to cyberinfrastructure using start-of-the-art technology designed with greater accessibility in mind and supported by the highly qualified team at NCSA.

“The Delta project team is excited to move beyond the initial deployment to see the amazing discoveries to come from the teams making use of Delta,” said Brett Bode, deputy project director for Delta and an assistant director at NCSA. “We are looking forward to working with teams to improve the use of GPUs for existing GPU codes, broaden the use of GPUs to new domains and improve the accessibility of Delta and HPC resources in general.”

Read the full story here (Published October, 3, 2022): Delta Now Fully Operational

Project Details

Institution: NCSA
University: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Grant Number: 2005572

The science story featured here is enabled by the ACCESS program, which is supported by National Science Foundation grants #2138259, #2138286, #2138307, #2137603, and #2138296.

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