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TECHNOLOGY/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY NEW HPC AND BIG DATA SUPERCOMPUTER NOW AVAILABLE TO AMERICAN COMPANIES

Solicitation Number: FBO287-14
Agency: Department of Energy
Office: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (DOE Contractor)
Location: Industrial Partnerships & Commercialization
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TECHNOLOGY/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY


NEW HPC AND BIG DATA SUPERCOMPUTER NOW AVAILABLE TO AMERICAN


COMPANIES THROUGH


LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY


Opportunity:


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) operated by the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) under Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 (Contract 44) with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is a national security laboratory managed as a government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO), federally funded research and development center (FFRDC).


LLNL expertise and capabilities are available on a nonexclusive basis subject to DOE requirements and priorities, and subject to complementary research interests with LLNL. As a FFRDC, LLNL will be bound by fairness of opportunity requirements and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs).


LLNL's new "Catalyst" supercomputer is now available for collaborative projects with American industry. Developed by a partnership with Cray and Intel, the novel architecture behind this high performance computing (HPC) cluster is intended to serve as a proving ground for new HPC and Big Data technologies and algorithms.


Catalyst boasts nearly a terabyte of addressable memory per compute node through the addition of 128 gigabytes (GB) of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) per node and 800 GB of non-volatile memory (NVRAM) per node in the form of PCIe high-bandwidth Intel Solid State Drives (SSD). Additionally, each Lustre router node contains 3.2 terabytes (TB) of NVRAM. Improved cluster networking is achieved with dual rail Quad Data Rate (QDR-80) Intel TrueScale fabrics. The 150 teraflop/s (trillion floating operations per second) cluster has 324 nodes, 7,776 cores and employs the latest-generation 12-core Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2695v2 processors.


LLNL seeks parties interested in collaborations utilizing LLNL's capabilities such as Catalyst in bioinformatics, big data analysis, graph networks, machine learning and natural language processing, or for exploring new approaches to application checkpointing, in-situ visualization, out-of-core algorithms and data analytics.

Catalyst's availability for engagements with U.S.-based companies is through LLNL's HPC Innovation Center (HPCIC). The HPCIC provides supercomputer access and connects industry with LLNL's computational scientists, engineers and computer scientists to help solve complex, high-impact problems across a broad range of scientific, technological and business fields. Work with companies on proprietary projects is through Work-for-Others contracts or Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs).


Interested parties should provide a written statement of interest, which includes the following:


1. Company name and address.


2. The name, address, telephone number, and email of a point of contact.


3. A description of the technical topic of interest, along with the relevant corporate expertise, experience and facilities that could support an engagement.


Please submit your written statement of interest. Written responses should be directed to:


Attn: Frederick Streitz, Ph.D.


Director


HPC Innovation Center


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


streitz1@llnl.gov


For more information, please visit:


http://hpcinnovationcenter.llnl.gov/computing-resources/catalyst

Added: May 06, 2014 3:26 pm
May 6, 2014 Press release  

https://www.llnl.gov/news/newsreleases/2014/May/NR-14-05-02.html#.U2kkqCTeNRg 


First-of-a-kind supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore available for collaborative research to advance big data technology and applications

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7000 East Avenue
L-795
Livermore, California 94550
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Connie L Pitcock
Phone: 925-422-1072
Fax: 925-423-8988
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Fred Streitz,
Director, HPC Innovation Center