A central feature of the CCI is the Advanced Multiprocessing Optimized System, or AMOS, the petascale supercomputing system that clocks in at a top peak processing speed of 1048.6 teraflops, making it the most powerful university-based supercomputer in New York state and the Northeast and among the most powerful in the world.
The system is a five-rack IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer with additional equipment. Along with the ability to perform nearly quadrillion calculations per second, AMOS has high-performance networking capabilities with a bandwidth of more than four terabytes per second—more than the combined bandwidth of 2 million home Internet subscribers.
This combination of speed and networking enables Rensselaer and its partners in academia and industry to better tackle highly complex, data-rich research challenges ranging from improvements in microprocessor fabrication and complex industrial manufacturing, to the design of next-generation exascale supercomputer systems.
Both CCI and AMOS (the name of which is a reference to Rensselaer’s first senior professor, Amos Eaton) represent a close partnership between Rensselaer and IBM.