Collaborating to Reimagine High Performance Computing in the Region

Investing in Idaho’s future.

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C3+3 is a statewide collaboration of the Idaho Universities and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to develop a regional educational and research ecosystem within the context of statewide high-performance computing (HPC). The C3+3 collaboration informs statewide academic and research cooperation milestones in HPC and cyberinfrastructure.

“What can we do together that we can’t do independently?”

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Falcon | University of Idaho

Falcon Supercomputer Workshop

Learn how to use the newly available Falcon Supercomputer to accelerate your research! An additional session has been added due to high demand. September 21st12:30pm or 3:00pm September 26th1:00pm IRIC Room 305University of Idaho – Moscow At this hands-on workshop, research computing experts will walk you through how to log in, transfer data, submit jobs,…

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Boise State University | Falcon | Spotlight

Using Falcon to Simulate Geothermal Energy

The Earth’s subsurface holds a vast trove of renewable energy in the form of heat stored within rocks. If harnessed correctly, this geothermal energy could potentially power humanity for centuries. To extract this energy, engineers use a geothermal closed-loop system that requires advanced simulations and high-performance computing. In the summer of 2022, Boise State Ph.D….

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Boise State University | Falcon | News | Spotlight

Video Recap: Introduction to Falcon

Benji Oswald from the University of Idaho discusses Falcon, a supercomputer owned by the Idaho National Laboratory since 2014.

Falcon underwent a significant update in 2017, which included replacing all the processors, resulting in 932 nodes. While some nodes have experienced hardware failures over time, Falcon still boasts a substantial capacity of 33,000 total cores. Compared to other universities in the region, Falcon is a magnitude larger.


Using Falcon for Nuclear Salts

Written by: Kelsey Swenson, IIDS Scientific Writing Intern Molten salt reactors are advanced nuclear technologies capable of generating efficient electrical energy. Scientists such as John Russell, Associate Director for University of Idaho’s Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), use the Falcon supercomputer to work on the fundamental physics behind these new molten salt technologies to…


Falcon Helps to Create 3D Models Of Water Flow Through Sediment

Written by: Kelsey Swenson, IIDS Scientific Writing Intern Falcon’s speed and efficiency enables the Center for Ecohydraulics Research to carve out their own niche in the world of hydraulics. “With Falcon, we can go finer, we can go deeper, and we’re able to not only calculate but also explore how the flow behaves,” says Angel…