Stampede 2

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, Stampede 2, 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. Stampede 2 will be among the first systems to employ cutting edge processor and memory technology in order to continue to bridge users to future cyberinfrastructure.

Stampede 2 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.

 Stampede 2 User Guide (coming soon)

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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