Handy's hardware includes 40 compute nodes (each with dual socket 2.6 GHz Xeon E5-2670 processors, 16 cores per node, and 128 GB of memory), and two high-performance file servers direct attached to a total of 350 TB of storage. In addition there are two “fat” nodes configured with more memory (256 GB) to support data analysis and software development.

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Results in this paper were obtained using the high-performance Handy computing system at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University.