DoD High Performance Computing Center
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC) provides leading-edge computational hardware and world-class computational engineering expertise to the Department of Defense (DoD) in support of the warfighter.
The DSRC ensures that DoD scientists and engineers across the Nation have immediate access to world class high performance computing (HPC) hardware and expertise. These resources enable scientists and engineers to shorten design cycles and reduce reliance on expensive live experiments and prototype demonstrations, significantly reducing defense system costs.
SGI Altix ICE 8200
The new SGI Altix ICE 8200 supercomputer arrived at the ERDC DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC) on 28 July 2009. Keeping with the theme of precious minerals for our supercomputer names, the DSRC has named it “Diamond.” With its 172 TeraFLOPS (a teraFLOP is a measure of computing speed equal to one trillion floating-point operations per second), it is the first machine to occupy the new 10,000-square-foot computer center and will employ a significant amount of “green” technology. Water-chilled doors will remove most of the rack heat, significantly reducing the need for ambient air cooling, and the implementation of high-efficiency power supplies promises significant cost savings over the life cycle of the machine.
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