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Boilermakers Pile It On...

Having recruited away Jeff Roberts, our chem dept chair, to be a dean at Purdue, those Boilers now seem intent on taking away our supercomputer crown:

From the Chicago Tribune:

Purdue to build new supercomputer

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - More than 200 information technology staffers will gather Tuesday at Purdue University to build a room-sized supercomputer that is expected to be the largest campus computer in the Big Ten.

The new supercomputer, called "Coates," will be built from more than 10,000 computer processors. Purdue's previous supercomputer, "Steele," had 6,500 when it was built last year.

The new computer is expected to be up and working by the end of the day.

Coates is expected to rank in the top 50 supercomputers worldwide when the next ranking is published in November.

The Big Ten's largest campus computer is currently at the University of Minnesota's Supercomputing Institute. That machine is ranked 59th.

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