New Mexico State University Las Cruces United States
The combination of CPUs, Graphics Processing Units GPUs and other purpose-designed hardware into heterogeneous systems enables affordable high performance computing. Novel simulation codes and algorithms have to be developed to unleash the compute power inherent in these new hardware architectures. A heterogeneous system was purchased and installed at New Mexico State University. This system allows researchers and graduate students to develop highly effective and efficient codes for heterogeneous systems. Equally important, the system significantly enhances the local supercomputing research infrastructure. The system also constitutes an ideal education and training environment for graduate students in all aspects of modern supercomputing.