Friday, July 25, 2014 - 11:12am

The Neon high-performance computing system is being upgraded as a part of the University of Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3), and the new equipment will be available for use starting Sept. 7.

The Neon HPC Cluster launched to all campus users in January. It’s the UI’s second collaborative cluster, building on the success of the Helium HPC Cluster, installed in 2010. The 2500-processor core system includes equipment purchased by 30 different research groups spanning seven colleges. In June, the system averaged over 92% utilization.

Outages are set for Aug. 13 and 18-21 for the upgrade. For details, email