TACC Ranger Fuels New Era of Scientific Breakthroughs

The University of Texas at Austin brings us this feature story on the TACC Ranger Supercomputer, which is now in production and will be dedicated on February 22:
“Ranger,” the most powerful computing system in the world for open scientific research, entered full production on Feb. 4 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), a leading supercomputing center at The University of Texas at Austin. Ranger’s deployment marks the beginning of the Petascale Era in high-performance computing—where systems will approach a thousand trillion floating point operations a second—and heralds a new age for computational science and engineering research.
“Ranger is so much more powerful than anything that’s come before it for open science research,” Jay Boisseau, director of TACC, said. “It will be the first time researchers in many disciplines will be able to conduct simulations they have been planning in some cases for many years.” Full Story


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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