UT's Texas Advanced Computing Center and its partners have been awarded
Wrangler, which is scheduled to be in production at the start of 2015, is expected to work in conjunction with Stampede, the new generation supercomputer at TACC that started work early this year.
The project involves building a data management system that will be more adroit at teasing knowledge out of many thousands of separate computer files. That system for managing and analyzing big, diverse sets of data is designed to help researchers in fields such as energy, communications, weather and global climate, basic biology, genomics, health and medicine.
"Wrangler will be one of the highest performing data analysis systems every deployed and the most replicated, secure storage for the national open science community," said
TACC's partners in the project include
Wrangler will use a large amount of flash memory for data storage as well as a conventional hard-disk storage resource. The flash memory is significant, because it can feed data to processors for analytics at very high speed -- up to 1 trillion bytes per second. The disk-storage system that is also a part of the project will be capable of managing 10 petabytes -- 10 million gigabytes -- of data.
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