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The National Science Foundation Launches Two Supercomputers

March 28th, 2013 / in Uncategorized / by Ann Drobnis

NSFThis week, the National Science Foundation launched two new supercomputers.  Here’s what Farnam Jahanian, head of NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering has to say about the launch:

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to inform you that this week two NSF-supported advanced computational infrastructure facilities were formally declared open for use by the science and engineering research community at-large.
Stampede at the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) was dedicated on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, and Blue Waters at the NationalCenter for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was dedicated on Thursday, March 28, 2013.  Read more about these dedications from the NSF new releases at:
These two major facilities are part of NSF’s comprehensive strategy for advanced computing infrastructure to enable transformative foundational research in computational and data-intensive science and engineering across all disciplines.
Best regards,
Farnam Jahanian

CISE Directorate
National Science Foundation


The National Science Foundation Launches Two Supercomputers