“Ranger” Supercomputer Now Available To Texas Researchers

“Ranger,” one of the largest open science computing systems in the world, is now available to researchers at all Texas higher education institutions, according to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. Ranger went into full production on Feb. 4. The Sun Constellation system was recently upgraded with even faster AMD Quad-Core OpteronTM processors and now boasts a peak performance of 579.4 trillion calculations per second.
“TACC’s mission is to enhance science and society with supercomputing nationwide and globally, and we are committed to ensuring that Texas researchers have opportunities to achieve these goals,” Jay Boisseau, TACC director, said. “Through resources like Ranger and Lonestar, and via collaborations with the High Performance Computing Across Texas consortium and the Lonestar Education and Research Network, we are able to provide leading-edge computing technologies and expertise to researchers across the Lone Star state.”

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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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