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SDSC provides and supports a wide range of computing and data resources for the research community. These resources are available for use by the University of California researchers, to academic researchers in the U.S, and to industry affiliates.


Comet is SDSC's new petascale supercomputer designed to transform advanced scientific computing by expanding access and capacity among traditional as well as non-traditional research domains. With 1984 nodes and an overall peak performance of two petaflops, Comet is set to begin production in April, 2015. Comet User Guide


A 1024-node resource with 64 TB DRAM, 256 TB of flash memory, and 4 PB disk storage. Gordon incorporates flash memory into its architecture, allowing it to solve data-intensive problems up to ten times faster. One of the XSEDE national systems resources, it entered production in March 2012. Gordon User Guide


Another XSEDE resource, with a theoretical peak speed of 100 TF, contains 324 nodes, each with four 8-core Magny core processors and 64GB of memory. Trestles also incorporates 120 GB of local flash storage on every node. This resource is targeted towards XSEDE users requiring 1024 cores or fewer and long running jobs (up to multiple weeks). Trestles is for XSEDE users only. Trestles User Guide


UCSD's Triton Shared Computing Cluster is the successor to the UCSD Triton Resource. Unlike its predecessor, TSCC is funded directy through the UCSD Research Cyberinfrastructure project. This cluster uses a condo/hotel participation model with nodes available for purchase or rent. TSCC User Guide

Retired Resources (Compute, Data, Software)

A number of powerful and productive research resources have been replaced by newer, more powerful and productive systems over the years. Retired SDSC Resources

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