Supercomputers now play an increasingly important role in scientific and business research by allowing researchers to create more accurate models of complex processes, simulate problems once thought impossible to solve, and analyze increasing amounts of data generated by experiments. Supercomputers allow cutting-edge research and design to be performed in weeks or months, rather than the years conventional computers require.
NYSTAR, in partnership with ITS, is leveraging the supercomputer located at the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to increase the technological capacity of academic, public sector, and private sector research in New York. This supercomputer, along with advanced academic cyber-infrastructure, will allow researchers anywhere in New York to participate in this unique opportunity, making this truly a statewide initiative.
State agencies have unprecedented access to the supercomputer to solve complex problems in public safety, cyber security, education, transportation and health or human services. The research and development that takes place on the high-powered computer will have significant implications for medical, agricultural, economic, social, and public programs and policies. State agencies can apply for time on the supercomputer, at no cost, to test a model or analyze data.