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January 2005

NCSA installs Cobalt

NCSA added 6.5 teraflops of computing power to its machine room with the installation of a Silicon Graphics shared-memory, symmetric multi-processor (SMP) computing system, visualization capability, and storage technology. The SGI® Altix® system, called Cobalt, is the largest shared memory machine in the National Science Foundation system and the largest SMP system to be part of the TeraGrid network. "Cobalt offers researchers a unique configuration that...

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NCSA Director Thom Dunning

Dunning becomes NCSA director

"As an accomplished, respected discipline scientist, Thom Dunning has developed research and leadership skills that are well-suited to achieving NCSA's mission of enabling scientific discovery," said Charles Zukoski, vice chancellor for research at the University's Urbana-Champaign campus, home to NCSA. "Thom is a great addition to the university's research leadership." Dunning comes to NCSA from Tennessee, where he was the director of the Joint Institute for...

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