ORNL Supercomputer Upgrade
Cray Inc. announced that the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has completed a more than doubling of the capacity of its Cray supercomputer. The ORNL system was operating at
54 teraflops, but now it has performance capacity of
119 teraflops. Cray says, "The upgrade is an important milestone in ORNL's previously announced plan to provide its users with a petaflops-speed supercomputer in 2008.""Scientists and industry partners such as Boeing, Corning, DreamWorks Animation and General Atomics will be able to employ the enhanced Cray supercomputer configuration to conduct high-impact projects as part of the Department of Energy's INCITE program. In addition, ORNL staff and guest researchers will use the Cray supercomputer to advance the frontiers of neutron science, biological systems, energy production and advanced materials."
Cray.com:: ORNL More Than Doubles Performance of Cray Supercomputer to 119 Teraflops
ASU Informatics Discovery Tour
High-Performance Computing (HPC) (or High-Productivity Computing) is enabling 21st century Informatics.
ASU's last Discovery Tour for Spring 2007 will be conducted by Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan (Panch), Director of the new School of Computing and Informatics at ASU. The following was copied from the press release for the tour."Panch will describe his new school and how the new school will pursue informatics education and research in partnership with the Arts, Media and Engineering program, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the School of Life Sciences, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Department of Psychology, the Biodesign Institute, the Global Institute for Sustainability, W.P. Carey School of Business, the College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, the School of Earth and Space Exploration, the Center for Law, Science and Technology and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences."
The Discovery Tour is at 4:00pm on Tuesday, 8 May 2007, at the ASU Brickyard located on Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona.
At the spring 2007 Computer Science ATF meeting held April 6th, ASU--in informal discussionn--said they were working on an "Informatics certificate." Also at the ATF meeting, CS professors from both UofA and UofA-South broght up the topic of "computational thinking."
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Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 16 April 2007