UNT's high performance computing service receives an upgrade
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas’ high performance computing (HPC) system, known as Talon, has been replaced with Talon 2.0, an advanced system that will accommodate a continually growing base of computational research.
UNT first invested in the Talon HPC system in 2009. Since the 2009 installation, the number of researchers using the system for various projects has grown by hundreds. Users conduct research in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, materials science, computer science, electrical engineering and other subjects.
“The upgrade gives UNT researchers plenty of room to grow, and additional capabilities not possible before,” said Scott Yockel, manager of UNT’s High Performance Computing Services. “Our current Talon system was at full capacity. The new system is much larger and will support a larger class of research because it has capacity to solve larger computational problems.”
The new system is more than five times faster in terms of processing power and has more than 10 times the amount of high throughput storage space for research data collections, Yockel said. With the acquisition of Talon 2, the University has made a commitment of ongoing annual funding to be able to replace aging equipment on a regular multiyear cycle.