Researchers in the physical sciences including astronomy, chemistry, physics, geology and more take advantage of the following Bridges' features:

  • More than 750 "regular memory" nodes with 128GB RAM each provide the ability to run large numbers of jobs, facilitating optimization and parameter sweeps.

  • Persistent databases of various types: relational databases for structured data; document-oriented databases for text; and graph databases  to represent the relationships in your data

  • Contemporary applications like R, Java and Python and a rich software environment with variety and breadth of packages

  • AI and deep learning software such as Theanos, Caffe

  • Extreme shared memory nodes to manage larger and larger amounts of data

  • Hosted data collections that can be mined by researchers

  • Gateways that allow intuitive access to complex workflows

  • GPUs for accelerating a wide range of applications