Thursday, October 21, 2004

Mississippi a tech leader

In recent years, Mississippi has ranked as high as third in the nation in supercomputing capacity. It normally ranks between three and five, and is currently seventh in the nation and first in the Southeast.

A new IBM system currently being installed at the Major Shared Resources Center at the Stennis Naval Oceanographic Center will be the most powerful U.S. military computer in the world.

Mississippi State University's newest supercomputer is 12th among American universities in high-performance computing power (and the 158th most powerful in the world), according to the latest Top 500 Supercomputing Sites list. Only Louisiana State University, at ninth, has a more powerful system in the Southeast.

Another top high-performance computing center in Mississippi, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg presently has seven supercomputers with an aggregate computing capability that routinely places it in the top 20 centers worldwide.

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