Science at the Center of the Storm: It was Sept. 7, 2008, six days before Hurricane Ike, the third most destructive hurricane in U.S. history, crashed into the Texas coast. Ike had already made landfall in Cuba as a Category 4 hurricane, and in the coming days would gather strength over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
“Ranger” Supercomputer Gets Processor Boost; TACC Upgrades System with Faster Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has announced that "Ranger," its world-class Sun supercomputer, has been upgraded with new Quad-Core AMD OpteronTM processors. TACC now offers the national open science community a computing resource with a peak performance rating of 579.4 teraflops.
What factors drive climate change? How did galaxies form after the Big Bang? Have we reached a point in medicine where doctors can customize patient-specific treatments to illness? What will we discover in the vast streams of data flowing through telescopes, sensors and large particle colliders? The answers to these "grand challenge" questions are vital… » Continue Reading
The "Ranger" supercomputer, funded by the National Science Foundation Office of Cyberinfrastructure as the first of the new Track2 HPC acquisitions, is scheduled to be in full production at the Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) in January 2008.