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High Performance Computing Center

The University of Florida High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) supports the UF Health Cancer Center’s Structure-Based Drug Design Core Lab, Multidisciplinary Teams, and Collaborative Research.

The HPCC and campus grid serve six major areas of research:

  • High-Energy Physics
  • Chemical Physics & Materials Science
  • Coastal & Estuarine Modeling
  • Medical Physics
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science & Engineering

One important component of the HPCC computing grid is its server cluster, which currently delivers 1.4 Gigabytes per second of processor-to-storage throughput. The HPCC computing grid consistently is ranked in the TOP500 most powerful available computer systems known with a performance score of 2.975 TeraFLOPs, using 206 nodes with 832 CPUs. The power of the HPCC computing grid is a key element in structure-based drug design strategies and for multimodality imaging of cancers for directed therapy.

In addition to supporting the overall project, the HPCC serves as a resource for the National Cancer Institute Network for Translational Research program by providing chemistry expertise and support in structure-based therapeutic targeting. The HPCC provides a platform for researchers to enhance their participation in the Open Science Grid (OSG). OSG members collectively deploy the shared infrastructure, which spans more than 40 sites in the United States, South America, and Asia. High-speed networks will eventually link more than 20,000 processors to provide a collaborative platform for multiple sciences. The National Cancer Institute Network for Translational Research program and the University of Florida can use the OSG for both production and research projects in the sciences to test new technologies for a diverse set of goals.