FASTER (Fostering Accelerated Scientific Transformations, Education and Research) is funded by the NSF MRI program (Award #2019129) and provides a composable high-performance data-analysis and computing instrument. The FASTER system has 180 compute nodes with 2 Intel 32-core Ice Lake processors and includes 260 NVIDIA GPUs (40 A100, 8 A10, 4 A30, 8 A40 and 200 T4 GPUs). Using LIQID’s composable technology, all 180 compute nodes have access to the pool of available GPUs, dramatically improving workflow scalability. FASTER has HDR InfiniBand interconnection and access to a 5PB of shared usable high-performance storage system running Lustre filesystem. Thirty percent of FASTER’s computing resources will be allocated to researchers nationwide through the ACCESS AARC process.
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