NCSA 30 | 2003 November
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November 2003

Donna Cox

Donna Cox gives SC2003 keynote

Donna Cox—an acclaimed artist and a senior research scientist at NCSA—presented her keynote speech, "Beyond Computing: The Search for Creativity," at SC2003, the international conference on high-performance computing and networking. She examined the fusion of high technology and high creativity to produce innovative solutions to the challenges of our age A renowned expert on computer visualization, Cox is a professor in the University's School of...

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Tungsten cluster comes online

Tungsten, a cluster with more than 1,450 dual-processor Dell PowerEdge 1750 servers running Red Hat Linux, a Myrinet 2000 high-speed interconnect fabric, and an I/O subcluster with more than 120 terabytes of DataDirect storage, becomes available for research. The machine achieved a Linpack benchmark performance—the figure used to compile the Top500 list—of 9.8 teraflops (9.8 trillion calculations per second), which at the time rated fourth...

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