TACC: “Chomping at the Bit” for RANGER

HPC Wire has a story on the important research conducted at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). With the potential to predict storm surges like Katrina, the pending RANGER cluster based on the Sun Constellation System could propel a host of research areas:
“Ranger” is TACC’s new supercomputer system specifically designed to support very large science and engineering computing requirements like those of Dawson. ‘We can’t wait until TACC’s Ranger comes on line — we are chomping at the bit! I’m not kidding,” said Dawson. When it launches in late 2007, Ranger is expected to be the world’s most powerful supercomputer with more than 500 teraflops peak performance (a teraflop is a measure of a computer’s speed and can be expressed as one trillion calculations per second). Ranger will enable breakthrough science that has never before been possible. To deploy and support Ranger, the National Science Foundation awarded TACC $59 million, the largest award ever from that agency to UT Austin.” Full Story

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