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University of Alaska Fairbanks Arctic Region Supercomputing Center Buys One Big 'Fish' #HPC #Cray

University of Alaska Fairbanks
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"Fish" will crunch data for Alaska ocean and climate studies.
By MIKE DUNHAM
Anchorage Daily News
Published: April 24th, 2012 10:37 PM
Last Modified: April 24th, 2012 10:38 PM
A new computer, assumed to be the biggest in Alaska, should start crunching numbers this summer at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Arctic Region Supercomputing Center.

The Cray XK6m supercomputer -- big enough to have its own name, "Fish" -- will be able to perform nearly 42 trillion calculations per second.....

......... Fish gets its name from the expectation that it will be applied to studies regarding Alaska fisheries and water resources. The colorful cabinet art, designed by UAF art student Yumi Kawaguchi, reflects the life cycle of salmon, Newby said...... http://www.adn.com/2012/04/24/2438434/uaf-purchases-supercomputer-believed.html

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