The Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2), New Jersey’s Center for Advanced Computation, is a world-class advanced computation institute that provides academic and industry researchers with the resources, skills, and expert support necessary to leverage advanced computation technology.
Rutgers is implementing RDI2 in three phases, the first of which was completed in March 2012 with the installation of our IBM Blue Gene®/P supercomputer, “Excalibur.” The second phase will commence in mid-2012, and will include Rutgers’ acquisition of two racks of IBM’s most powerful supercomputer, the Blue Gene®/Q. Finally, RDI2’s third phase of development will include Rutgers’ acquisition of more computational power and the opening of an expanded facility at Innovation Park@Rutgers, on the university’s Livingston Campus in Piscataway, New Jersey.
When complete, RDI2 will house one of the world’s 10 most powerful academic supercomputers.
“The application of analytics to ‘Big Data’ has quickly emerged as the new foundry of the 21st-century economy. IBM is eager to team with Rutgers to help improve New Jersey’s economic competitiveness through this center. IBM firmly believes that public-private collaboration and research will be critical in ensuring our workforce is equipped and empowered with next-generation skills like analytics.”
Phil Guido, IBM general manager, North America