UT Adds Another Multi-Million-Dollar Supercomputer

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    AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 1: A general view of the University of Texas tower in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    The University of Texas is getting another supercomputer and the $9 million system is expected to be online by February.

    The Austin American-Statesman reported Monday that the system will be built by the Texas Advanced Computing Center.

    UT has contributed roughly a third of the cost, while the government's National Science Foundation has contributed another third. The rest comes from a group including Texas A&M and Texas Tech, plus individual research organizations.

    UT President William Powers Jr. says the collaboration is a natural partnership similar to how universities buy time on research telescopes such as the McDonald Observatory in West Texas.

    Another UT supercomputer, known as "Ranger," was dedicated in February 2008.

    Online:
    http://www.tacc.utexas.edu/