University of Texas at Austin Dedicates Lonestar 4 Supercomputer for Open Science Community

April 1, 2011

Event: University of Texas at Austin President William Powers Jr., Michael Dell, Dr. Jay Boisseau and Dr. Karl Schulz will dedicate Lonestar 4, the newest supercomputer at The University of Texas at Austin. The National Science Foundation (NSF), The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas System, the UT Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and multiple technology partners committed $12 million to the new system. Researchers across the country are conducting research on the newly deployed system across all scientific disciplines, including geophysics, severe weather prediction, computational fluid dynamics and astronomy.

When: 4-4:30 p.m. dedication; 4:30-5:30 p.m. reception, Monday, April 4

Where: 10100 Burnet Road, J.J. Pickle Research Campus, The Commons, Big Tex Auditorium

Background: Lonestar 4 replaces the previous Lonestar system that was one of the most productive platforms for the science community for almost four years. Lonestar 4 is the third largest system on the NSF TeraGrid and ranks among the most powerful academic supercomputers in the world. The Texas Advanced Computing Center partnered with Dell, Intel, Mellanox Technologies and Data Direct Networks to deploy a system designed for optimal performance across a wide spectrum of scientific applications.

For more information, contact: Faith Singer-Villalobos, Texas Advanced Computing Center, 512 232 5771.