U. of Maryland Upgrades to Supercomputers
The University of Maryland is replacing their current cluster of Dell computers with a “Dell-powered cluster that’s 10 times more powerful.” DeepThought2, the new infrastructure and successor to DeepThought, is comprised of 9,200 CPUs, 200,000 graphical processing units, and four large memory nodes. The cluster has a petabyte of directly attached storage which connects to campus users via a 10GB fiber link. The processing speed is estimated at 300 teraflops.
The specifications for the computing system was developed with campus IT, faculty researchers, and contributions from the university’s College of Computer, Mathematical & Natural Sciences, the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences and the School of Engineering.
According to Anny Wylie, the interim vice president for IT, the cluster was built to support “diverse and complex” research projects.
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