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Argonne National Laboratory has established the Laboratory Computing Project in order to promote the widespread use of high-performance computing technologies across the laboratory in support of scientific research.
In 2002, Argonne funded a teraflop-class computing cluster purchase as a part of the creation of the Laboratory Computing Resource Center (LCRC). The cluster, called Jazz, is designed to meet the initial needs of Argonne scientists engaged in computational science. With staff support, the LCRC will also lay the foundation for development of additional computational science projects that span the laboratory's programs. A summary description of the LCRC activities and highlights of research done on Jazz can be found in the LCRC annual report.
A few examples of the many projects anticipated labwide:
Ideally, as LCRC user needs and experience expand, the researchers will gain access to external systems and Grids, such as NERSC, the NSF Centers, and the DOD Centers.
Jazz is a system designed to support science research as a production quality cluster. It is available to ANL scientists interested in developing their projects to run on large parallel clusters. For information on requesting an account and using the system, please see the links along the left side of this page.