C-Level View :: August 23, 2006

Executive View

IT Consolidation and Incubation – Watchwords for HPC

A conversation with Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology

This summer, the new TSUBAME Grid Cluster at the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center at Tokyo Tech rocketed to 7th place in the TOP500 List of the world’s fastest supercomputers. Built on Sun Fire x64 server technology with 10,480 AMD Opteron processor cores, the computer sustained 38.18 trillion floating point operations per second (TeraFLOPS). CT talked with Tokyo Tech professor Satoshi Matsuoka about high performance computing infrastructure for higher education environments:

Is the TSUBAME supercomputer at Tokyo Tech now the fastest university-owned computer in the world?

It’s the fastest university-owned computer, and the fastest civilian computer open to the public...

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Worth Noting

Software Freedom Law Center to Advise Sakai Community

After the recent revelation of Blackboard Inc.’s patent action against course management system competitor Desire2Learn Inc., the Sakai Foundation has sought advice from the SFLC...

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Internet2 Marks 5th Anniversary of Sponsored Education Program

The Sponsored Education Group Participant (SEGP) program, initiated in the summer of 2001, has promoted the use of advanced networks in the K-20 community by providing Internet2 access to 36 US state education networks to date...

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From the Personnel Office

Kaufman is Interim UIUC CIO as of August 16

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s university librarian of nearly 7 years, Paula T. Kaufman, is now...

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