Bridging the GAP
Bridges Will Bring High-Performance Computing and Data Analysis Capabilities to New Fields
Today, investigators in important, data-intensive fields such as cancer genomics, the digital humanities and machine learning increasingly find that they need the data handling and analytic power of high-performance computers operating in a system designed specifically for manipulating and storing very large amounts of data.
With its new Bridges environment, PSC will provide these researchers with a new level of computational and data-handling capability that meets with their needs. Supported by a $9.65-million National Science Foundation (NSF) award, Bridges will be delivered by Hewlett-Packard (HP) based on an architecture designed by PSC. Construction is scheduled to begin in October 2015, with a target production date of January 2016.
“We designed Bridges to benefit new communities and to bring the power of high-performance computing to Big Data. The community’s response to learning about Bridges has been overwhelmingly positive, confirming Bridges’ transformational potential for research.”
—Nick Nystrom, Bridges Principal Investigator and Project Leader, PSC