Computing Resources

NSUF High-Performance Computing (HPC) resources provide scientific computing capabilities to support efforts in advanced modeling and simulation. These resources support a wide range of research activities, including performance of materials in harsh environments (including the effects of irradiation and high temperatures), performance of advanced gas-cooled nuclear reactors, and multiscale multiphysics analysis of nuclear fuel performance.

Current computing resources include Falcon and Fission. Falcon is an SGI ICE-X distributed memory system with 16,416 cores, 88 terabytes of memory and a LINPACK rating of 511 teraflops. Fission is an Appro-distributed memory system with 12,512 processors, 25 terabytes of memory and an aggregate peak processing rate of more than 90 teraflops. Other smaller systems provide specialized services. Falcon became operational in November 2014 and ranked 97th on the TOP 500 list.

These resources are available to users who are proposing rapid-turnaround experiments or through the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Funding Opportunity (CINR FOA). Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) requests are accepted for up to 1 million core hours per proposal. For more information, contact Jeff Benson at 208-526-3841.