UH joins Jetstream2 in super-fast computing for research and AI

Primary Jetstream2 system at Indiana University

university Hawaii Thanks to a joint project with several universities across the country and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

AH is part of a newly available national cloud computing resource that allows researchers to access powerful cloud-based environments on demand to explore and understand massive amounts of data from a laptop or tablet.

That NSF supported project Jetstream2 is an update of the widely used cloud computing system Jetstream. Jetstream2 provides eight PetaFLOPS of virtual supercomputing power, enabling researchers to simplify data analysis, fuel scientific discovery, and harness artificial intelligence (AI) Tool.

“A 1 petaFLOPS (PFLOPS) computer system can perform one quadrillion (1015) floating point operations per second. The tariff 1 PFLOPS equals 1,000 TFLOPS. Suitable for what a 1 PFLOPS If a computer system could do it in just one second, you would have to do a calculation every second for 31,688,765 years,” according to Indiana University.

“Our participation in Jetstream2 ensures our researchers, faculty and students have access to a national-scale cloud computing resource platform to collaborate effectively with their colleagues and research partners and leverage cutting-edge technologies and techniques to advance science.” said Garret Yoshimi, AH Vice President, Information Technology Services. “We’re thankful NSF for their generous support in making Jetstream2 a reality for us AH community.”

Related: AH Portion of $10M Cloud Computing Coalition, June 4, 2020

With five computer systems, Jetstream2 spans the nation with partners at AH, Indiana University, Arizona State University, Cornell University and the Texas Advanced Computing Center. The system is designed to be easily used by researchers with limited cloud computing experience and to serve smaller academic communities without prior access to such resources.

The 24/7 user-friendly cloud computing environment provides a virtual infrastructure that allows better access to high-end technologies that enable deep learning and AI techniques. The Jetstream2 system is easy to expand and reconfigure, and supports various types of on-demand access. In addition, it extends a wide range of hardware and services that include larger and faster storage systems, GPUs, large storage nodes, virtual clusters and more.

Jetstream2 also supports experimentation and teaching. The system will serve more students than any other NSF-funded cyber infrastructure resources that better equip them to fully participate in development STEM workforce.

Additional partnerships with the University of Arizona, Johns Hopkins University and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research will contribute to Jetstream2’s unparalleled ease of use and support for a wide range of scientific endeavors.

Researchers can apply for multiple types of awards through NSF‘s Xtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment.

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