HPC Wire on 500 Teraflop Ranger

HPC Wire has a story on TACC Ranger, Sun’s largest HPC deployment to date:
“In its current configuration, Ranger is poised to take on some of the most computationally-intensive science research in the U.S. Expected applications include QCD (quantum chromodynamics), earthquake modeling, climate modeling/weather forecasting, material science research, astrophysics, CFD and turbulence codes, bioinformatics, chemistry, physics and geosciences, to name a few. Since the system and its operation are funded by the NSF, any researcher engaged in open science at a U.S. institution can submit a request for Ranger cycles. Although a U.S institution has to be involved, the researcher need not be a U.S. citizen. Even scientists outside the States can gain access to Ranger by collaborating with U.S.-based researchers.” Full Story

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About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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