Funded by the National Science Foundation’s Innovative High-Performance Computing Program and building on the success of Blue Waters, Delta is the most performant GPU computing resource in NSF’s portfolio, making it a prime destination for advanced scientific research.
NCSA continues its contributions to supercomputing innovation with Delta, a computing and data resource that balances cutting-edge graphics processor and CPU architectures that will shape the future of advanced research computing.NCSA integrates Delta into the national cyberinfrastructure ecosystem through the Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS) program and partners with the Science Gateways Community Institute to provide platform access serving a broad range of needs.
The Delta team strives to create greater accessibility in all aspects of Delta’s operation, by:
NCSA seeks to spread these advances throughout the broader research computing and data ecosystem, and is working to create best practices for accessibility in HPC.
The Delta team works to incorporate emerging research areas, like digital agriculture and computational archaeology, at the ground level, helping them take advantage of new computing methods in this nascent stage of their curriculums to create a foundation for greater cyberinfrastructure integration in their research from the start.
Delta provides ample professional development opportunities to adapt research applications to more optimally use its key features. Researchers who currently have GPU projects or are considering migrating to GPU architectures will find ready assistance in migrating the work to Delta.
To apply for a Delta allocation, please visit the Delta allocations page.
NCSA’s Delta is uniquely suited for artificial intelligence and machine learning, and DeltaAI will build on these already-strong foundations. DeltaAI is expected to launch in 2024. Sign up for The Download, our newsletter, to stay up to speed on new developments at NCSA.