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Press Release 06-137
National Science Foundation Awards Texas Advanced Computing Center $59 Million for High-Performance Computing

University and industry consortium to deploy powerful general-purpose computing system

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Scientists will use the TACC computer to simulate the 10 milion atoms in this bacterial organelle.

Klaus Schulten, head of the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, conducts research in computational life science, including plants convert sunlight into chemical energy. His team will use the new TACC computer to simulate this bacterial chromatophore, which contains some 10 millions atoms that make up 200 proteins, 5,000 chlorophyl molecules, water, ions and many lipids. Please contact David Brandon at Dissemination@ks.uiuc.edu for permission to use the image.

Credit: Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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