The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The
TACC is already home to the Stampede supercomputer and hosted an earlier supercomputer called Ranger. The creation of Wrangler further enhances the university's role as one of the nation's top supercomputing sites.
"Wrangler advances the vision in data-centered science to tackle today's most complex, extremely data-intensive challenges and issues," said
The design and implementation of Wrangler responds to developments in technology and research practice that are collectively referred to as "Big Data" or the "Data Deluge," encompassing a variety of needs related to research data storage, analysis and access in the sciences.
"Wrangler is designed from the ground up for emerging and existing applications in data-intensive science," said
Wrangler will be capable of executing up to 275 million IOPS (input/output operations per second). In addition, the 10 petabyte disk storage system of Wrangler will be fully replicated to
"This combination of unmatched transaction performance, massive bandwidth and capacity, and full data replication far exceed what is currently available to the open science community," Stanzione said.
In addition to hosting part of the system,
"Wrangler will meet critical needs for managing, moving and analyzing massive and diverse data sets in disciplines including energy, weather and the global climate, basic biology, health and medicine, and will also support citizen science from astronomy to marine biology to zoology," said
Wrangler's performance and storage capabilities for Big Data applications will be enhanced through tight integration to TACC's Stampede supercomputer and to NSF Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) resources across the country.
"Each new large-scale system, especially ones that bring new classes of capabilities, has significant impacts on society," Stanzione said. "Wrangler is sure to enable groundbreaking research, and many communities are ready and committed to adopt the system on Day One."
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