Collaborating to Reimagine High Performance Computing in the Region
Investing in Idaho’s future.
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?”
News and Announcements
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…
Simulating Colliding Black Holes Using Falcon
Written by: Kelsey Swenson, IIDS Scientific Writing Intern As two black holes orbit in space, they emit gravitational waves into the universe. These waves carry energy keeping the black holes apart. But as the waves get stronger, the black holes can spiral towards each other and merge into one giant black hole. In nearby Hanford,…
Learn how to use the newly available Falcon Supercomputer to accelerate your research! At this hands-on workshop, research computing experts will walk you through how to log in, transfer data, submit jobs, and answer any questions you have about using Falcon for your specific research. This event is open to faculty, staff, students, and postdocs…
Falcon Supercomputer Now Available to U of I Researchers
MOSCOW, Idaho — Falcon, a supercomputer offering more than 10 times the processing power of any academic cluster in the region, is now available for use by University of Idaho faculty, staff and student researchers. U of I is one of three universities that gained access to Falcon in April. The supercomputer is housed at…