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New supercomputer center opens at ASU

Compiled from media reports

Summary:

A new center that boasts one of the world's fastest supercomputers opened last month at Arizona State University.

Full Story:

A new center that boasts one of the world's fastest supercomputers opened last month at Arizona State University.

The facility, called the Fulton High Performance Computing Initiative, features a central cluster of 200 Dell servers, each with two Intel microprocessors, that work in tandem to create a supercomputer performing up to two trillion mathematical computations per second.

Director Dan Stazione told the East Valley Tribune that the supercomputer ranks as the 175th fastest supercomputer in the world.

The $2 million facility, located at the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, also contains a small research computer built by Cray Research and other computer clusters used by ASU research groups that are being centralized in one location and connected into a campus computer grid.

The center will work with ASU's Biodesign Institute to help researchers who study the structure of viruses and explore ways to improve the delivery of medications.


For more information:

"New super computer at Arizona State will have enormous potential for researchers," East Valley Tribune, 9/5/2005