UB supercomputer researchers receive $9M federal grant
The University at Buffalo has received a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to further improve the efficiency of its homegrown supercomputer tool.
The grant will support the UB Center for Computational Research’s XD Metrics on Demand, a tool that monitors the performance of NSF’s supercomputers and the software programs that run on them.
The XD Metrics tool was developed beginning in 2010 following a $7.7 million federal grant to UB’s CCR. The tool and an open source version is now utilized worldwide by industry, academia and government supercomputing facilities to improve performance and limit backlogged requests, according to a UB news release. The success of the program led to the new grant, which aims to improve the tool.