Comet Webinar: Introduction to Expanse

Thursday, June 18, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

This event will be held remotely.

The goal of this webinar is to provide an overview of Expanse, an upcoming NSF funded HPC resource at SDSC. Expanse will have nearly double the performance compared to the Comet supercomputer. With innovations in cloud integration and composable systems, as well as continued support for science gateways and distributed computing via the Open Science Grid, Expanse will allow researchers to push the boundaries of computing. The webinar will include:

  • Detailed information on the Expanse system architecture including the CPU, GPU nodes and the InfiniBand network
  • An overview of the AMD Rome CPU architecture, optimization info, application examples.
  • Allocations information. Expanse will be available as an option in the upcoming XRAC allocation submission window (June 15 - July 15) for projects starting Oct 1, 2020.
  • Information on Expanse early user access program
For more information on Expanse, please visit


Mahidhar Tatineni

User Support Group Lead, SDSC