Founders of Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center honored by city, county and state
An idea hatched 32 years ago by two physicists from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh has grown into a supercomputing powerhouse that is home to some of the fastest and largest computers in the world and powering cutting-edge research.
Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies, who founded the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center in 1986, were honored Friday by the city and Allegheny County.
UT faculty quietly resigned after sex misconduct accusations
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two University of Texas faculty members quietly resigned after being informed that they were accused of sexual misconduct.
New supercomputer seen as big boost for science, Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — One of the world's fastest supercomputers is helping scientists better understand the sun's behavior and predict weather months in advance but also got touted Tuesday as an important tool for diversifying Wyoming's economy, which has seen better days.
Cochran, Wicker: Vicksburg facility wins defense contract
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Vicksburg, Mississippi-based facility has won an $88.8 million defense contract to advance supercomputing.
Republican U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, in a news release Thursday, announced the award — the second-year option of a four-year U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' contract — to continue expansion of high performance computing capabilities at the Engineer Research and Development Center.
University of Arkansas increases internet speed
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has increased its internet connection speed as a result of an upgraded link to a national higher education broadband network.
The university's connection has been boosted from 10 gigabytes per second to 100 gigabytes per second, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2c14diS ) reports.
VERMILLION, S.D. | The University of South Dakota has been awarded a $504,911 major research instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation. Along with an earlier $200,000 grant through the South Dakota Board of Regents, the new grant will cover the cost of replacing the current supercomputer on campus.
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