LSU has collaborated with IBM to deploy a powerful supercomputer named Delta to advance big data research in Louisiana. The name references both the Mississippi delta region and the use of the term in the sciences to mean “change.” The Delta supercomputer is based on the IBM POWER8 platform that provides the scalable high performance computing (HPC) capabilities necessary to accommodate a broad spectrum of data-enabled research activities. LSU joins leading supercomputing agencies globally – the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Labs and the U.K. government’s Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Hartree Centre – that have recently selected IBM’s POWER8 platform for cutting edge HPC research.
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