Definitions for "Supercomputing"
Keywords:  scaamp, paragon, nsf, ucs, intel
An Intel Paragon massively parallel supercomputer uses parallel computing technology and provides researchers with the performance of a conventional supercomputer at a fraction of the cost to the university. In addition, UCS staff and IU faculty received an NSF grant to fund the hardware component of a computing environment consisting of Scientific Applications on Arrays of Multi-Processors (SCAAMP).
Both the art and the science of writing and using software that enables the user to obtain the highest performance achievable on a particular supercomputer system, making the most efficient use of the system and its resources.