New supercomputer bolsters research

By Melissa Moss

Princeton’s newest supercomputer, known as TIGER after the University’s mascot, began operating this May with nearly six times the computing power of its predecessor.

The TIGER computing cluster, located in Princeton’s 47,000-square-foot data center, provides high-performance computing capabilities for research in numerous disciplines.

“A wide range of research crucial to humanity, from investigations of fusion energy to new frontiers in genomics, is now dependent on computers to analyze huge complex data sets and turn predictions into testable hypo- theses,” said Jeroen Tromp, the Blair Professor of Geology and director of the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering.