Center for Computational Innovations (CCI)
The Computational Center for Innovations (CCI), based on the Rensselaer campus and at the Rensselaer Technology Park in Troy, N.Y., provides a platform for researchers to perform a broad range of computational simulations, from the interactions between atoms and molecules up to the behavior of the complete device.
The CCI houses a petascale supercomputing system, the Advanced Multiprocessing Optimized System, or AMOS.
With the ability to perform more than one quadrillion calculations per second, AMOS is the most powerful university-based supercomputer in New York state and the Northeast, and among the most powerful in the world. In addition to massive computational power, AMOS has high-performance networking capabilities with a bandwidth of more than four terabytes per second.
This combination of speed and networking is unique among the world’s university-based supercomputing systems, and will enable Rensselaer and its partners in academia and industry to better tackle highly complex, data-rich research challenges ranging from personalized health care, to smart grids, to economic modeling.