The National Institute for Computational Sciences

The Keeneland Project

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) are partners with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) on the Keeneland project, a five-year cooperative agreement awarded in 2009 by the National Science Foundation.

The Keeneland project is tasked with deploying an innovative high-performance computing (HPC) system to bring emerging architectures to the open science community. As of January 2013, two systems have been deployed as part of the Keeneland project.

The Keeneland Initial Delivery System, known as “KIDS,” was established in 2010. It consisted of a 201-teraFLOP Hewlett-Packard (HP) system with NVIDIA graphics processors. In 2012, the Keeneland Full Scale (KFS) system was put into service. KFS is a 615-teraFLOP HP system with more advanced CPUs and NVIDIA graphics processors.

NICS provides the Keeneland project with HPC systems administration, file systems, high-performance wide-area-network connectivity, front-line user support and advanced user assistance.

The Keeneland project website is maintained at Georgia Tech and can be accessed here.

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