A computing system typically consisting of multiple processors working together with a lot of memory per processor, a lot of disk storage across the entire system that is capable of performing a large number of calculations in a short period of time on a large amount of data to achieve a single task. Typical classes of problems include: Problems of Scale Simulation and Modeling Difficult or “Hard” Problems – Non- Deterministic (NP) – Adaptive Systems; Artificial and Natural What is Supercomputing?
Why a supercomputing cyberinfrastructure? Computational Needs of Technical, Scientific, Digital Media & Business Applications Approach or Exceed the Petaflop/s Range not be modified. CFD Wing Simulation 2.1 x FLOPS CFD Full Plane Simulation 8.7 x FLOPS Digital Movies & Special Effects 2.7 x FLOPS Source: Pixar Source: A. Jameson, et al Modeling the optimized deployment of 10,000 part 2.4 x FLOPS Spare Parts Inventory Planning Source: B. Dietrich, IBM Source: AGM, LGC, M-OSRP M-OSRP Seismic 45 x FLOPS Intelligent Oilfield 1.7 x FLOPS
Next-Generation Problems and Solutions
The “Big Idea” – RMSC (State of Montana) Mission To enable next-generation discoveries, advancements and solutions for commercial, academic, and governmental stakeholders through the utilization of high performance computing applications and services. Through the Stakeholders: Secure sustainable growth through multiple funding mechanisms Advance competitiveness across multiple economic sectors Support the expansion of Montana’s economy in the global marketplace.
The “Big Idea” – RMSC - State of Montana Vision To establish Montana as a recognized leader in the execution of a next-generation high performance computing business model as a fundamental component of Montana’s economic engine. This vision will be realized by: Crossing a critical cyberinfrastructure threshold Becoming first in the nation for a “demand” based HPC business model leveraging economies of scale Achieving “on-demand” computing capabilities Focusing upon the investment in human capital as the critical component of the computing vision.
“On Demand” Business Model Minimize Capital Costs Focus on operating costs & human resources Service delivery CUSTOMER RMSC-IBM COMPUTER Compute/Architect LARGE IBM SYSTEMS
RMSC Governance Model... 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation Board of Directors (Government, Academic, Private Sector & Industry Directors) Professional Staff – Growing HPC Business User Advisory Committee Technical Advisory Committee Governmental Advisory Committee Alex Philp, GCS, Msla, Pres. & Chair Larry Hall, S&K Industries, Pablo Paul Tuss, Bearpaw Development, Havre Joe Figueria, MT Tech, Butte 3 Others to be selected
RMSC Governance Model... 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation Board of Directors (Government, Academic, Private Sector & Industry Directors) Professional Staff – Growing HPC Business User Advisory Committee Technical Advisory Committee Governmental Advisory Committee Centers of Excellence (CoE) Representatives Certified Regional Development Corporations IP Protection, GAAP Accounting & Professional Staff
RMSC 501(c)(3) Private, Non-profit Affiliated w/ Tech Advisory Committees: User Groups Technology Govt Interface Staff Paid Donated MSU-B Bio-diesel MONTEC Fire Sciences CRDCsLDOs MIST Simulation Tech Ranch NCHCIOther ITSD Equip. Software, etc Thornton Building Data Center, Workspace IBM Services: Direct & On-Demand Academic CUSTOMERS: Direct and Thru CRDCs, LDOs & COEs -- Private & Public MT TECH Equip. Software, etc
RMSC Multi-Tier Coverage MAP
RMSC Expansion... Dillon Helena Missoula ND / SD ABAB PNL WYWY Billings Miles City Butte Bozeman SKSK Great Falls INLINL HavreKalispell Glendive
RMSC – Support Chart Rocky Mountain Supercomputing Centers, Inc. -- Initial Project Investment Monies $ 250,000State ITSD funding to Montana Tech to prepare business plan/model $ 48,944Montana Tech sabbatical costs to prepare business plan/model $ 250,000OCHE funding for supercomputer equipment to Montana Tech $ 259,000State ITSD funding for supercomputer equipment $ 35,000State GOED funding for operations until 6/30/09 $ 51,346Montana Tech sabbatical costs for operations until 6/30/09 $ 100,000State ITSD funding in support of operations until 6/30/09 $ 50,000State of Montana in-kind services $ 140,000GCS Research in-kind services of Dr. Alex Philp $ 25,000MERDI cash services $ 1,209,290Total Startup from State, Private Contributions To Date $ 1,600,000IBM – Equipment and Software $ 200,000Federal EDA Grant – Thornton Building Renovation $ 250,000Montana Department of Commerce – Thornton Building Renovation $ 75,000Butte-Silver Bow URA Grant – Thornton Building Renovation $ 525,000Total Renovation Cost for Thornton Building $580,000 $ 3,714,290 $2,000,000 $5,914,290 Local Operational Grant/Loan Total Anticipated Pre-legislative Investment Anticipated Legislative Appropriation TOTAL INVESTMENT
Project Description: Real-Time, Immersive Training of Medical Personnel Potential Job Creation: 119 Modeling and Simulation Center Jobs 35 within the Temporary Staffing Agency supporting Modeling and Simulation Center Mean Salary Data: $9.6M without Benefits Scope of Project: National Scope for Project RMSC: Case-Study Modeling and Simulation in Healthcare (NCHCI) – Montana Impact