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 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 began production in early 2015.
Data Oasis is an on-line, high-performance, Lustre-based storage resource with a 5 PB capacity that is available to all users of Comet, Gordon, and Trestles. It was designed to meet the needs of data-intensive research by providing easy-to-use, high capacity, short- to medium-term storage with useable bandwidth on the order of up to 300+ GB/s and latencies that are far lower than near-line and tape-based storage systems. However, it is not an archival system and stored data is single-copy and not backed up.
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.
UCSD's Triton Shared Computing Cluster is the successor to the UCSD Triton Resource. Unlike its predecessor, TSCC is funded directy through the UCSD Integrated Digital Infrastructure project. This cluster uses a condo/hotel participation model with nodes available for purchase or rent. New users may be interested in viewing the TSCC Quick Start Guide.
A number of powerful and productive research resources have been replaced by newer, more powerful and productive systems over the years.