NCSA 30 | 1987 November
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November 1987

John Kogut connected to the Cray X-MP supercomputer

Kogut simulates quantum chromodynamics

Around the halls of NCSA, he was affectionately referred to as "The Sponge." University of Illinois physics professor John Kogut, who had been one of the co-principal investigators on the initial proposal for a supercomputer center, was willing to sop up any unused computing cycles. "John Kogut and his group used half of the original supercomputer," explained Larry Smarr, NCSA's first director. "It was a two-processor...

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