Computing Resources

NSUF High-Performance Computing (HPC) resources offered through Idaho National Laboratory provide scientific computing capabilities to support efforts in advanced modeling and simulation. These resources support a wide range of research activities, including performance of materials in harsh environments (including the effects of irradiation and high temperatures), performance of advanced gas-cooled nuclear reactors, and multiscale multiphysics analysis of nuclear fuel performance.

The main computing resource for NSUF users is Falcon, an SGI ICE-X distributed memory system with 34,992 cores, 121 terabytes of memory and a LINPACK rating of 1087 teraflops.  Falcon became operational in November 2014 and ranked 97th the TOP 500 list. Other smaller systems provide specialized services, such as deep learning and visualization.

Computing resources are available to users who are proposing rapid-turnaround experiments or through the Consolidated Innovative Nuclear Research Funding Opportunity (CINR FOA). Rapid Turnaround Experiment (RTE) requests are accepted for up to 1 million core hours per proposal. For more information, contact Eric Whiting at 208-526-1433.