“The Most Powerful Computer in the World: Early Results and Future Plans”

Dr. Jay Boisseau
Texas Advanced Computing Center

Wednesday, April 2, 2008
5:45 p.m. – Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. – Presentation

The Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin is building the most powerful supercomputer in the world in late 2007 to enable breakthrough scientific research. This new system, Ranger, will have over 62,000 processing cores and a peak performance of over 500 trillion operations per second. Leading scientists across the US—including many here in Texas—will use Ranger to model, simulate, and analyze the complex but important problems that were previously impossible to address. This presentation will describe the Ranger system in detail, present some initial results, and talk about how Ranger and the project team will enable unprecedented computational research that advances science and society.