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September 2008

NCSA gets funding for Dark Energy Survey

NCSA) and the Department of Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have received more than $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support development of a data processing and archiving system for the Dark Energy Survey (DES), a collaborative project aimed at discovering the nature of the "dark energy" that scientists believe is the dominant component of the physical Universe and...

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NCSA installs Lincoln cluster

Installation began on a new computational resource at NCSA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Lincoln will deliver peak performance of 47.5 teraflops and is designed to push the envelope in the use of heterogeneous processors for scientific computing. Lincoln will consist of 192 compute nodes (Dell PowerEdge 1950 III dual-socket nodes with quad-core Intel Harpertown 2.33GHz processors and 16GB of memory) and 96 NVIDIA...

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