Did you know that K-State has the largest academic research supercomputer in Kansas? “Beocat” is a computer cluster supporting research projects across campus with some pretty serious computational horsepower — 1,000 cores in over 100 machines, which gang up to tackle big problems that on a single PC might take months or years to finish.
Typical uses include things like:
- Trying to figure out which genetic markers correlate to various traits such as drought resistance or disease susceptibility in plants
- Modeling water usage in the Ogallala Aquifer
- Simulating the ability of a drug to penetrate a cellular membrane