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Day: September 17, 2007

U of Minnesota Supercomputer

The Top 500 Supercomputers List shows that the U of Minnesota Twin Cities now owns the 7th fastest computer among universities world-wide. Yet the U did not so much as send a press release or post the fact on its website when the computer was installed this summer.

A case of Minnesotan understatement?

SGI seems to have tooted its own horn about the machine. And the HPC press picked up the story. But the UofMN itself made nary a mention. Only the MSI (where I work) mentioned it, as part of its regular newsletter.

You would think that an impressive resource like a supercomputer would be on the list of things the UofMN uses to promote its world-class research facilities. You would think that. But you’d be wrong.

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