A new IBM-built Pegasus supercomputer came online this spring offering UM researchers the ability to perform 160 trillion floating-point operations per second. Housed at the NAP of the Americas data center in Miami, it features a new generation of Intel central processing units, making it five times faster and more powerful than the previous Pegasus introduced by the Center for Computational Science (CCS) High Performance Computing department about three years ago. Intel made the new state-of-the-art processing units, called Phi, available only to UM and a handful of other institutions. The system arrived earlier this year and promises to be more powerful than its predecessor. It joins a family of systems making the environment one of the largest centralized academic cyber infrastructures in the country.
The new Pegasus has been ranked at number 389 on the November 2012 Top 500 Supercomputer Sites list.
SOURCE: “CCS Unleashes its New Pegasus Supercomputer” eVeritas May 9, 2013