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Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences

A leading academic supercomputing facility, CCR has more than 170 Tflops of peak performance compute capacity and 3 PB of high-performance storage.  The Center’s extensive computing facilities, which are housed in a state-of-the-art 4000 sq ft machine room, include a generally accessible (to all UB researchers) Linux cluster with more than 8000 processor cores and QDR Infiniband, a subset (32) of which contain (64) NVidia Tesla M2050 “Fermi” graphics processing units (GPUs).   Industrial partners of the University have access to a cluster with more than 3400 processor cores and FDR Infiniband.  The Center maintains a 3PB IBM GPFS high-performance parallel file system.  The computer visualization laboratory features a tiled display wall, and a VisDuo passive stereo system.  

Founded:  1998

Director: Thomas Furlani, PhD

Staff: 21

Certificate Program:

  • Advanced Certificate (Graduate) in Computational Science

2012 Usage Statistics:

Groups: 137

Users: 410

Total Jobs Run: 2,201,009

CPU Days Delivered: 1,980,908