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The Road to Cyberinfrastructure at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City


Abstract: As economic models grow in computational complexity and researchers increase their data needs, the staff at the Center for the Advancement of Data and Research in Economics (CADRE) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City needed to develop an environment that could facilitate better research accommodating these new factors. Staff have worked through multiple technological changes to design and deliver the right infrastructure to meet researchers’ needs, from the development of the first high-performance computing (HPC) environment at the Bank, to the research and coincident development of better data warehousing techniques, to the current state of technology and staffing. We describe the cyberinfrastructure that allows researchers with different levels of computational knowledge and experience to access and receive support for a wide range of familiar or specialized software packages. The result is a well received, flexible cyberinfrastructure, including trained technical staff, that provides access to and support for computation, data, and training.

Keywords: High Performance Computing; HPC; Cyberinfrastructure; Research;

https://doi.org/10.18651/TB/TB1802

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Part of Series: Technical Briefings

Publication Date: 2018-04-20

Number: TB 18-02