DescriptionThe University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas have partnered to launch BigTex, an OpenHPC-based system for Federal Reserve economists and their co-authors to use for research purposes. BigTex is not only the largest environment in the Federal Reserve system but also the first environment available to every economist in the system. In this talk, we will discuss how HPC is now being used by the Federal Reserve to conduct research as well as a few of the unique challenges the sysadmin team from UTD encountered in deploying the system and supporting the economists. In doing so, we will provide the community an inside look into the process of deploying a new system and porting new software to an HPC system from a non-traditional HPC domain. The lessons from our initiative will provide insight for other institutions looking to move non-traditional HPC workloads / users to HPC systems.