Introducing Jewel, the first Data Vortex general-purpose high performance computing system to be housed at our home offices in Austin. It consists of eight compute nodes, each containing one Intel Haswell, Quad-Core version 3 processor. Keeping with our tradition in naming computers after great women in science, Jewel is named after distinguished biologist and cancer researcher, Jewel Plummer Cobb. The software team and our partners at Plexus are currently running the full DV software stack on the system in order to test the DV network on next generation processor technology. “It’s a pretty awesome little system,” say software engineer and Jewel administrator, John Lockman.
Jewel’s first public demonstration will be held on June 26th for participants of the Legacy of R. L. Moore Conference (http://legacyrlmoore.org/events.html).