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[ October 19th 2001 ]
housed at Indiana University capable of 1,000
trillion calculations per second will be upgraded
after the institution received a portion of a
$105 million grant from the Lilly Endowment to
fund its genetic research program.
to simulate the birth of galaxies and delve into
the deepest reaches of human genetic code, the
university supercomputer - 1000 times more powerful
than an average desktop - will become one of the
most powerful computers in the world, according
to a report in today’s Hoosier Times.
by IBM technology, the supercomputer consists
of ten 7-foot towers that encase 632 processors.
Several towers will be moved from Bloomingdale
to Indianapolis where high speed data connections
will allow the computer to operate as one.
Endowment grant will allow the supercomputer to
accelerate its research into genetics, astronomy,
physics, chemistry, geology and a host of other
disciplines, but its architecture will prevent
it from supporting videogames.