The Approach to Bridges
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Unlike traditional HPC systems, Bridges enables you to work interactively as you would on your laptop.
Virtualization provides a dedicated space for interactivity and allows you to customize your software and environments.
Gateways allow you to launch jobs, orchestrate complex workflows and manage data from your browsers.
Bridges’ dedicated database nodes power persistent relational and NoSQL databases so they are always available to you.
Unlike traditional supercomputers, Bridges supports Hadoop and Spark, modern tools that enable processing of large data sets in distributed computing environments
Web Server Nodes host gateways to community applications and provide access to community datasets..
Graphical Processing Units accelerate a wide range of application.
Bridges’ very large shared memory is excellent for memory-intensive applications such as machine learning, graph analytics, genome sequence assembly and in-memory databases.
A robust collection of applications and tools allows you to focus on analysis instead of coding.
Your research is supported by rapid access to both public data collections and those you host on Bridges for the use of your project or collaboration.
PSC’s experts can optimize the transfer of your large data sets to Bridges’ available Petabytes of storage at no charge.
Through PSC’s own consulting staff and the XSEDE ECSS program, experts with mastery in a variety of HPC areas stand ready to help you advance your research.