NCSA’s Abe supercomputer to retire April 15

03.28.11 -

After nearly four years of service to researchers at the University of Illinois and across the country, the Abe supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications is scheduled to retire on April 15.

The center plans to replace Abe and a hybrid CPU/GPU cluster called Lincoln with a new cluster combining hardware from Dell and NVIDIA by June 30. More details on this new system will be available soon.

For ongoing information about Abe's retirement, particularly how this impacts Abe's users, see the NCSA Abe cluster retirement page.

If you require assistance in migrating your codes or data, please contact the NCSA Consulting Office at 217-244-1144 or For allocations questions or questions about requesting a transfer, contact or 217-244-0635.