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News Release 18-067

NSF awards $60 million for next-generation supercomputer

Texas Advanced Computing Center to build nation’s most powerful academic high-performance computing system

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Computer simulation of the Earth

Image from a global simulation of Earth’s mantle convection enabled by the NSF-funded Stampede supercomputer. Colors represent the effective viscosity; subducting plates are shown in blue. The Frontera system will allow researchers to incorporate more observations into simulations, leading to new insights into the main drivers of plate motion.

Credit: Credit: UT Austin, Caltech, and NYU

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