Launching Summer 2017

In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $30 million award to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin to acquire and deploy a new large scale supercomputing system, Stampede2, as a strategic national resource to provide high-performance computing capabilities for thousands of researchers across the U.S.

This award builds on technology and expertise from the Stampede system first funded by NSF in 2011 and will deliver a peak performance of up to 18 petaflops, almost twice the overall system performance of the original Stampede system. Stampede2 will be among the first systems to employ cutting edge processor and memory technology in order to continue to bridge users to future cyberinfrastructure.

Stampede2 will be deployed by TACC in conjunction with vendor partners Dell Inc., Intel Corporation, and Seagate Technology, and operated by a team of cyberinfrastructure experts at TACC, UT Austin, Clemson University, Cornell University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Indiana University, and Ohio State University.

 Stampede2 User Guide

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Operating System: CentOS 7.3
Number of Nodes: 4200 KNL servers, 1736 Intel Xeon servers
Interconnects: Intel Omni-Path Architecture fabric, 10GigE/40GigE management network
Lustre Filesystems: 21 PB formatted as well as access to the TACC wide global Lustre filesystem
Total Memory: More than 600TB