Nanotechnology Now





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Rensselaer Seeking Creative, Clever Students to Help Name New Supercomputer: New IBM Blue Gene/Q System, Funded by $2.65 Million NSF Grant, Now Installed at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Supercomputing Center

Abstract:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is looking to its brilliant students, world-class faculty, and peerless staff to help name its new supercomputing system.

Rensselaer Seeking Creative, Clever Students to Help Name New Supercomputer: New IBM Blue Gene/Q System, Funded by $2.65 Million NSF Grant, Now Installed at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Supercomputing Center

Troy, NY | Posted on October 16th, 2012

The system, comprised of a powerful IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, was recently installed at the Rensselaer Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI). Between its 200 teraflops of computational power, exceptionally low energy consumption, and ability to help researchers tackle critical challenges ranging from advanced manufacturing to cancer screening, the new system seemingly has it all. Everything but a name, that is.

So Rensselaer is turning to the campus community for inspiration and illumination. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to visit http://research.rpi.edu/name-our-q/ and propose a name for the new supercomputing system. Submitting a name requires RCS authentication.

Submissions will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29. The final name, as decided by a group of Rensselaer faculty members and campus leaders, will be unveiled before the end of the year. Anyone whose suggestion is used as the final name will receive a yet-to-be-determined prize.

"Supercomputing touches—or will soon touch—nearly every discipline on campus, from science and engineering to finance, social sciences, and the arts. The importance of this technology cannot be overstated," said Christopher Carothers, professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer, and lead researcher on the NSF grant that funded the new supercomputing system. "There is a tradition of naming supercomputer systems to give them an identity and personality. We want to do this with our new Blue Gene/Q system, and we are confident the Rensselaer community will not be shy about sharing their innovative, clever, and most inspired ideas for what that name should be."

Along with the Blue Gene/Q computer, the new system features a multiterabyte memory (RAM) storage accelerator, petascale disk storage, rendering cluster, remote display wall systems, and other components. The result is a machine with a balanced combination of computational power, fast data access, and visualization capabilities.

Along with faculty members and students at Rensselaer, researchers nationwide will be able to request time on the new supercomputing system. An allocation committee will soon be formed to assess proposals on the basis of scientific merit and the potential to broaden the system's user community and range of research.

The new system is housed in the Rensselaer supercomputing center, CCNI. Since opening in 2007 as the world's seventh largest computer, CCNI has helped researchers at Rensselaer and around the country tackle scientific and engineering problems ranging from the modeling of materials, flows, and microbiological systems, to the development of entirely new simulation technologies.

CCNI is a $100 million partnership between Rensselaer, IBM, and New York state. The center supports a network of more than 700 researchers, faculty, and students from 50 universities, government laboratories, and companies who have run high-performance science and engineering applications across a diverse spectrum of disciplines.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Michael Mullaney
Phone: (518) 276-6161

Copyright © Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Global Nano-Enabled Packaging Market For Food and Beverages Will Reach $15.0 billion in 2020 May 26th, 2015

Dr.Theivasanthi Slashes the Price of Graphene Heavily: World first & lowest price – Nano-price (30 USD / kg) of graphene by nanotechnologist May 26th, 2015

Fine-tuned molecular orientation is key to more efficient solar cells May 26th, 2015

DNA Double Helix Does Double Duty in Assembling Arrays of Nanoparticles: Synthetic pieces of biological molecule form framework and glue for making nanoparticle clusters and arrays May 25th, 2015

Openings/New facilities/Groundbreaking/Expansion

SUNY Poly CNSE and NIOSH Launch Federal Nano Health and Safety Consortium: May 20th, 2015

Janusz Bryzek Joins MEMS Industry Group to Lead New TSensors Division - New Division will Focus on Accelerating Development of Emerging Ultra-high Volume Sensors Supporting Abundance, mHealth and IoT May 14th, 2015

Grafoid Acquires MuAnalysis Inc; Expands Its Advanced Materials Testing Capabilities May 6th, 2015

Testing Facility for Graphene Enhanced Composite Pipes May 5th, 2015

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Researchers find the 'key' to quantum network solution May 25th, 2015

One step closer to a single-molecule device: Columbia Engineering researchers first to create a single-molecule diode -- the ultimate in miniaturization for electronic devices -- with potential for real-world applications May 25th, 2015

DNA Double Helix Does Double Duty in Assembling Arrays of Nanoparticles: Synthetic pieces of biological molecule form framework and glue for making nanoparticle clusters and arrays May 25th, 2015

Engineering Phase Changes in Nanoparticle Arrays: Scientists alter attractive and repulsive forces between DNA-linked particles to make dynamic, phase-shifting forms of nanomaterials May 25th, 2015

Academic/Education

SUNY Poly CNSE and NIOSH Launch Federal Nano Health and Safety Consortium: May 20th, 2015

New JEOL E-Beam Lithography System to Enhance Quantum NanoFab Capabilities May 6th, 2015

FEI Partners With the George Washington University to Equip New Science & Engineering Hall: Suite of new high-performance microscopes will be used for cutting-edge experiments at GW’s new research facility April 29th, 2015

Renishaw Raman systems used to study 2D materials at Boston University, Massachusetts, USA. April 28th, 2015

Announcements

Global Nano-Enabled Packaging Market For Food and Beverages Will Reach $15.0 billion in 2020 May 26th, 2015

Dr.Theivasanthi Slashes the Price of Graphene Heavily: World first & lowest price – Nano-price (30 USD / kg) of graphene by nanotechnologist May 26th, 2015

Fine-tuned molecular orientation is key to more efficient solar cells May 26th, 2015

DNA Double Helix Does Double Duty in Assembling Arrays of Nanoparticles: Synthetic pieces of biological molecule form framework and glue for making nanoparticle clusters and arrays May 25th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project