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May 2003

NCSA's Craig Steffen with the Sony PlayStation2 cluster.

NCSA creates Sony PlayStation2 cluster

When Sony released its PlayStation2 (PS2) game console in 2000, demand far outstripped supply, with eager gamers and desperate parents bidding up to $1,000 on eBay for scarce units. When Sony later released the Linux Kit for the PS2, interest in the machines spread beyond the gaming community to a seemingly unlikely place: NCSA. Researchers at NCSA theorized that because of the unique processor of...

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Dan Reed named to Presidential IT Advisory Committee

Daniel A. Reed, director of NCSA, is among the 25 information technology experts President George W. Bush appointed as members of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). The members of PITAC provide the president with expert, independent advice on maintaining America's preeminence in advanced information technologies, including such key elements of the national IT infrastructure as high-performance computing, large-scale networking, and high-assurance software and systems...

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