The three-year grant will help
"To put this in perspective, the new system will be 10 times larger than the latest system we currently own," according to Dr. Kenji Yoshigoe, principal investigator and director of the CRC.
Supercomputers are capable of performing as much as multi-quadrillions operations per second.
They can be used for simulation, data mining, and visualization to solve various scientific problems not possible by theoretical and experimental approaches, Yoshigoe said.
"Supercomputing represents, in many ways, the most effective mechanisms for tackling advanced scientific and engineering challenges," he added.
The purchase is expected to support a wide range of big data research projects throughout
"More and more research projects require substantial amounts of computational power that individual research groups cannot afford in their own labs," said Yoshigoe.
"The popularity of big data research has quickly caught up to the capability of the existing system we offer, so we are fortunate to receive this competitive award in order to boost new and ongoing research projects at UALR and collaborating institutions."
The new instrument will also boost STEM education in the state, according to Yoshigoe.
"This project will allow us to bring ideas and findings of the big data projects to classrooms to stimulate future data scientists - one of the most rapidly growing careers in the next decade," he said.
The project's co-investigators at UALR are Drs.
The grant is effective
Yoshigoe said the goal is to finalize the purchase later this academic semester.
In addition to providing supercomputing resources, the UALR CRC, located in the
Yoshigoe is also the director of the
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