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Caliburn (retired 2021)

704 compute nodes
23,616 cores
176 TB of memory
200+ TB flash storage


system, 2016 – 2018

trillion floating point algebraic operations per second

About Caliburn

At the time it was built in 2016, Caliburn was the most powerful supercompute system in the state. It was built with a $10 million award to the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) from the New Jersey Higher Education Leasing Fund (ELF), and was conceptualized, architected, and managed by RDI2 until 2019 when management and maintenance of the system was transferred to OARC. Until its decommision in 2021, Caliburn was a statewide system benefitting all of New Jersey and enabling research both locally and globally.

Caliburn’s model

  • When in service, was available to academic institutions, industry, and state offices within New Jersey
  • Was appropriate for larger compute jobs
  • Unused cycles contributed to general access resources
  • Modeled after XSEDE Research Allocations (XRAC)


Historically, Caliburn users were granted access through subnission of research proposals which were reviewed by committee. Awarded allocations were given “owner” priority similar to that of Amarel, were based on Service Units (SUs), and lasted for 6 months.

In mid-2021 Caliburn reached its end of serviceable-life and has now been fully decommissioned.