Dedication Held For New High Performance Computing Cluster
A new $1.6 million High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, called NOVA, was celebrated by the Iowa State University community at a dedication ceremony held Nov. 29.
NOVA was installed in the Durham Data Center in October to strengthen and support computing-based research and education on campus. Held in Durham 206, the Nov. 29 ceremony welcomed university researchers and stakeholders to learn more about NOVA, see the new cluster, and hear from university leaders about High Performance Computing at Iowa State.
NOVA was purchased this year with a $678,000 National Science Foundation Major Research Infrastructure grant. Additional project funding was provided by the university’s HPC Community Fund, a collaborative effort supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Agriculture and Life Sciences colleges, and Information Technology Services (ITS).
Associate Dean for Research for the College of Engineering Arun Somani speaks during the dedication ceremony held for Iowa State's new High Performance Computing cluster, NOVA, on Nov. 29.