A Retrospective Look at the Stampede Supercomputer - Science Highlights
Summary: Welcome to a retrospective look at a few of the science highlights of the Stampede supercomputer, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the U.S. for open science research between 2013-2017. Funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by The University of Texas at Austin, the Stampede system at the Texas Advanced Computing Center achieved nearly 10 quadrillion operations per second. Podcast host Jorge Salazar interviews Peter Couvares, staff scientist at LIGO; University of California Santa Barbara physicist Robert Sugar; and Ming Xue, Professor in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma and Director of the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms. Stampede helped researchers make discoveries across the full spectrum of science, including insight into diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's; the insides of stars and the signals of gravitational waves; natural disaster prediction of hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornados; and more efficient engineering in projects such as designing better rockets and quieter airplanes. Through nearly all of its service, Stampede was ranked in the Top 10 most powerful computers in the world, and it was the flagship system of the National Science Foundation's Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, which provides academic researchers access to technologies and expertise that drive U.S. innovation and open new frontiers for discovery.