Tag: data science
The University of Rochester previewed a new visualization lab at the Carlson Science and Engineering Library.
The lab will help researchers understand and manipulate large, complex sets of information and structures. It is part of a $30 million investment in high performance computing and data science the college has made over the last couple of years.
The new VISTA Collaboratory, located in the Carlson Science and Engineering Library, completes a high performance supercomputing system on a massive scale and is one of only a handful of similar labs in the U.S. The display consists of an array of 24 monitors, is 20 feet wide and 8 feet tall, and has a resolution approaching that of IMAX theaters.
“Our partnership with IBM and New York State has already helped us attract $84 million in new research funding and will give our faculty and students access to state-of-the-art research opportunities and provide new opportunities to address the great challenges in health research,” says President Joel Seligman.
The new IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer unveiled last week at the University’s Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation (HSCCI) is one of the nation’s five most powerful university-based supercomputing sites.