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.
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.