UPDATE: Yellowstone system and allocations briefing, November 29 at 2 p.m.

November 30, 2011

Yellowstone Briefing
FL2 Large Auditorium (1022) or via Webcast
November 29, 2011 @ 2 p.m. MST

In concert with the Unidata Seminar Series, CISL presented a briefing on the Yellowstone system, NCAR's forthcoming data-intensive petascale environment, November 29, 2011, at 2 p.m. MST in the NCAR Foothills-2 Large Auditorium (1022) or via Webcast at  http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/fl-live.htm. The briefing discussed the Yellowstone hardware, including the disk resource and data analysis and visualization clusters, the software environment, and the allocations opportunities available to the various user communities.

The event was webcast and recorded for those unable to attend in person.

NCAR will continue to offer several allocations opportunities, the first of which will be for the Accelerated Scientific Discovery (ASD) period. A small number of large-scale, fast-turnaround projects in the geosciences will be selected for early, priority access from May-July 2012. The submission deadline for ASD projects will be January 13, 2012.

Yellowstone will be the inaugural computing resource at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Yellowstone will be a 1.6-petaflops IBM iDataPlex cluster with 74,592 processor cores and 149.2 TB of memory. The Yellowstone environment at NWSC will greatly expand the opportunities for researchers in the geosciences, with more than 600 million core-hours available each year.

For more details on Yellowstone, see:
http://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/resources/yellowstone