Advances in computing technology have rapidly transformed the methodology of scientific investigation. Computation is now regarded as an equal and indispensable partner, along with theory and experiment, in the advance of scientific knowledge and engineering practice. Computational scientists and engineers can now solve large-scale problems that were once thought intractable. Furthermore, parallel computing is now making enormous impact in medical imaging, in data analysis and visualization of complex laboratory experiments, and in extracting information from accumulated data sequences, such as DNA. UCLA faculty play a key role in addressing current and future crucial concerns for the nation. Their research, enabled by computational science, is already advancing the frontier of high-energy physics, achieving fusion energy, moving towards nanosystems in information technology, improving efficiency of power generation, preventing corrosion of metals, and predicting the earth’s weather and climate.
IDRE’s Advanced Computation and Storage program was established to promote multi-disciplinary computational research and serve as a catalyst for solving most challenging computational and data management and analysis problems. It addresses the high-end computational and storage needs of UCLA’s students, researchers and faculty by seeding a pool of computing and storage hardware. The program provides a centralized platform where researchers from different disciplines can collaborate and form a community to supports and share a common compute infrastructure. It is instrumental in supporting research grants and advancing a compute and data hosting facility in terms of administration and maintenance of scalable computing systems, scalable storage, and associated infrastructure and services.
Resources related to the IDRE Advanced Computation and Storage program include IDRE’s Research Technology Group which comprises a set of very highly skilled people in system administration, system maintenance, user services, and high performance computing applications. The group leverages its expertise by maintaining and providing the Hoffman2 Shared Compute Cluster, associated high performance Shared Storage, the Cloud Archival Storage Service, and the three IDRE data centers to support novel computational science at UCLA under IDRE’s Advanced Computation and Storage Program.
IDRE hosts regularly scheduled workshops, training events, ‘birds of a feather’ committees and working groups, and summer courses on high-end and data intensive computing topics.
Faculty interested in participating should email to firstname.lastname@example.org