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….
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.