NSF funds Blue Waters | 150 Engage Illinois Office of Corporate Relations
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NCSA announced the building of the world's first sustained petascale computational system dedicated to open scientific research, called Blue Waters. The system was to be supported by a $208 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
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Aug 27, 2008
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The system will deliver sustained performance of more than one petaflop on many real-world scientific and engineering applications. A petaflop is computing parlance for 1 quadrillion calculations per second.
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The system will deliver sustained performance of more than one petaflop on many real-world scientific and engineering applications. A petaflop is computing parlance for 1 quadrillion calculations per second.