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Press Release 13-056

NSF-Supported Blue Waters, One of the World's Most Powerful Computers, Is Open for Research

Blue Waters has been configured to solve the most challenging compute-, memory-, and data-intensive problems in science and engineering

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Panoramic image of the Blue Waters super computer system

Blue Waters has been configured to solve the most challenging compute-, memory- and data-intensive problems in science and engineering. It has tens of thousands of chips (CPUs & GPUs), more than a petabyte of memory, tens of petabytes of disk storage, and hundreds of petabytes of archival storage.

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Thom Dunning of NCSA describes Blue Waters, an NSF-funded supercomputer, now fully deployed.

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NCSA's Thom Dunning describes some projects on Blue Waters and how it meets researchers' needs.

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NCSA Director Thom Dunning describes an early discovery in AIDS research that Blue Waters enabled.

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U.S. competitiveness includes advanced computational abilities. Thom Dunning rates Blue Waters.

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The future of S&E research is brighter with Blue Waters as a resource for researchers, says Dunning.

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Farnam Jahanian, Cora Marrett and Dan Lipinski with Blue Wtaer super computer system

NSF Acting Director Cora Marrett celebrates the dedication of the Blue Waters supercomputer with Farnam Jahanian, NSF Assistant Director for Computer & Information Science & Engineering Directorate (left), and Congressman Dan Lipinkski (D-IL 3rd District) (right), March 28, 2013.

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