NCSA: Blue Waters

NCSA: Blue Waters



The Blue Waters supercomputer provides sustained performance of 1 petaflop on a range of real-world science and engineering applications. It is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. Scientists and engineers across the country use the power of Blue Waters to tackle a wide range of challenging problems, from predicting the behavior of complex biological systems to simulating the evolution of the cosmos. Blue Waters is composed of more than 25,000 Cray nodes, NVIDIA® Tesla® Kepler™ GPUs, 26 petabytes of online storage and 380 petabytes of tape storage.


Chose Moab HPC Suite to provide:

  • Workload-optimized allocation, including topology-based scheduling
  • Intelligent,optimized scheduling
  • SLA & priority policies
  • Optimized GPGPU scheduling and management


Moab manages the massive workload scale and diversity of Blue Waters to deliver high efficiency and responsiveness for science and engineering users to deliver:

  • High resource utilization  (>95%)
  • Fast responsiveness to workload demand
  • Managed workload diversity with more consistent job uptime, performance, SLAs

For more information on the Blue Waters system see