Stampede3 Enters Full Production

By Megan Johnson, NCSA
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The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) recently announced their newest supercomputer, Stampede3, has received the U.S. National Science Foundation’s (NSF) green light to bring the machine into full production. That means Stampede3 is now available for allocations through the ACCESS program.

Made possible by a $10 million NSF award, Stampede3 will enable computational and data-driven science and engineering research and education with a modern foundation and new capabilities for thousands of projects and users nationwide.

“During our pre-production period, users experienced capabilities such as an increase in speed-up for scientific applications due to better memory bandwidth per core provided by the Intel Xeon CPU Max processors,” said Tommy Minyard, TACC’s director of Advanced Computing Systems and principal investigator of the Stampede3 project. “And for the first time, we are using a storage system with no spinning disk — we are expecting a significant improvement for users in their I/O performance and reliability.”

“Stampede3 brings a significant increase in computational and data capabilities to the science and engineering research community,” said Katie Antypas, office director for the NSF’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. “The new high-bandwidth memory node architecture, as well as the all-flash filesystem, will accelerate a wide range of applications, and I expect it will be in high demand by the user community.”

Planned for operation through 2029, ACCESS is proud to offer this powerful resource as a part of its national cyberinfrastructure ecosystem. You can read more about this new ACCESS resource here: Stampede3 Supercomputer Enters Full Production, Modernizes To Meet Computational Needs

Project Details

Resource Provider Institution(s): Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
Affiliations: University of Texas at Austin
Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or Allocation Number(s): 2320757

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

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