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New Grant More than Doubles Campus Supercomputing Power
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By Lorena Anderson. UC Merced is rapidly gaining a strong reputation for research and scientific computing across many disciplines and a major expansion of its computing infrastructure is about to cement the campus’ status as a research computing hub. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is supplying $700,000 and the UC Merced Office of Research and Economic Development and the Cyber Infrastructure and Research Computing unit in the Office of Information Technology are adding the equivalent of $300,000 so that, over the next three years, the campus can purchase both hardware and software for a new shared high-performance computing cluster called “Pinnacles.” This is the...