Recently, the University of Maryland unveiled one of the nation's fastest university-owned supercomputers. Deepthought2 is 10 times faster than its predecessor, the original Deepthought.
With a processing speed of about 300 teraflops, the new supercomputer has a petabyte of storage and is connected by an InfiniBand network. Deepthought2 was developed with high-performance computing solutions from Dell.
Deepthought2 will allow the university's researchers to conduct a level of simulations that heretofore would have had to be run on a national-level supercomputer. However, now, based on current standings, it is believed that Deepthought2 will be one of the top 500 clusters in the world and one of the top 10 among universities in the United States.
The new system will allow the university to conduct advanced research activities in a multitude of disciplines: from studying the formation of the first galaxies to simulating fire and combustion.
Deepthought2 is a significant asset of the University of Maryland's new 9,000-square-foot Cyberinfrastructure Center, which will provide power and the necessary space for Deepthought2.
You can read more about Deepthought2 at insideHPC ,Information Technology Newsletter for the University of Maryland, the University's independent student newspaper The Diamondback, or University Business.