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UB CCR Receives $9 million Award for Tools to Maximize Supercomputing Performance

The University at Buffalo Center for Computational Research (UB CCR) has received a $9 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop software for monitoring the performance of supercomputers and the software programs that run on them. The grant, titled “The XD Metrics Service (XMS) for High Performance Computing (HPC)” will support improvements to UB CCR’s XD Metrics on Demand (XDMoD) tool, which is utilized worldwide by industry, academia and government supercomputing facilities to improve compute performance and reduce wait times. The tool also helps reveal trends in HPC, such as the increase of computing power in the last 10 years and the geographic diversity of HPC users.

“The XMS team, led by UB CCR, is to be commended for the excellent and important work they are doing to help ensure that the NSF portfolio of advanced cyberinfrastucture is operating as effectively and efficiently as possible to meet the advanced computing and data analytic needs of the U.S. research community,” said Rudolf Eigenmann, PhD, NSF program officer overseeing the XMS award.

A leading academic supercomputing facility, and one of the largest in the state, CCR is located in UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, within the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The state-of-the-art facility is available for tours on request during normal business hours.

Cory Nealon ( contributed to this report.

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