Bridges: Coming Soon!
January 14, 2016
Bridges, PSC’s next-generation, converged HPC plus Big Data resource, is nearing availability.
Bridges will be deployed in two phases. Phase 1 equipment is expected to arrive early next week, after which there will be several weeks of installation and testing.
On successful completion of testing, we expect Bridges to open for general allocated use in February.
Phase 2 will include additional nodes and technical upgrades and is expected in late summer 2016.
Access to Bridges is available at no charge for open research led by U.S.-based investigators. Startup proposals are accepted at any time (including now), and research proposals follow XSEDE’s quarterly schedule, with submission windows of December 15-January 15, March 15-April 15, June 15-July 15, and September 15-October 15.
For additional information, see:
http://psc.edu/bridges : general information about Bridges
http://psc.edu/index.php/bridges-virtual-tour : the Bridges Virtual Tour, illustrating the system architecture and how various workloads map onto (requires use of the Chrome browser)
http://psc.edu/index.php/bridges-deployment-plan: details on the hardware capabilities expected in each phase of deployment
https://xsede.org/allocations : apply for access through XSEDE