Supercomputer to Accelerate Collaboration

Princeton NJ — A unique partnership between Princeton scientists and information technology administrators has brought one of the world’s fastest supercomputers to the University to spur advancements in research.
Working with IBM, the University’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) collaborated with Princeton researchers to purchase and install a “Blue Gene” high-performance computer that will aid current and future research solving complex problems in areas including astrophysical sciences, engineering, chemistry and plasma physics. The University plans a ribbon cutting Nov. 22 to inaugurate the computer that was installed last month.
“We are excited about the possibilities for collaborative research among faculty that this extraordinary resource will allow,” said Betty Leydon, Princeton’s chief information officer and vice president for information technology. “Having OIT, the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and several individual faculty members contribute to the cost shows that we all recognize the value of working together to build the best possible IT infrastructure to support research at Princeton.”
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