The New York Center for Computational Sciences (NYCCS) assists industry in the Long Island region, New York City and New York State in the utilization of high performance computing to gain a competitive edge in product development and data management that translates into job creation, cost savings and job retention.
NYCCS is a joint venture between Stony Brook University's Institute for Advanced Computational Science and Brookhaven National Laboratory's Computational Science Center. These centers have a core group of scientists and faculty who work to apply and develop high performance computing for science. They have a mission to support and expand the community of users of high performance computing for science discovery and technology development.
The Center's Blue Gene/L supercomputer has an 18-rack configuration that links together 36,864 processors for a total of 100-teraflops performance, or 100 trillion calculations per second. The Blue Gene/P has two racks for a total of close to 28-teraflops peak performance and can run threaded code. The Center also hosts two Blue Gene/Q research supercomputers: a one-rack IBM Blue Gene/Q for general purpose research that boasts 16 cores per compute node, links together 16384 processors, runs threaded code, has total peak performance of 200 teraflop, and placed fifth on the June 2012 Graph 500 benchmark list; and a two-rack IBM Blue Gene/Q for use by the BNL Riken Research Center.
The Stony Brook University Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS) seeks to make sustained advances in the fundamental techniques of computation and in high-impact applications including engineering and the physical, life, and social sciences.
The Brookhaven Computational Science Center (CSC) brings together researchers in biology, chemistry, physics and medicine with applied mathematicians and computer scientists to take advantage of the new opportunities for scientific discovery made possible by modern computers.