Supercomputing moves to universities and makes possible new ways to organize computational research
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Volume 84, Issue 4, pages 30–33, 28 January 2003
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Too cheap to meter? Surely not. But microprocessors have come a long way in delivering inexpensive computing power.
The development is eroding the distinction between computers made from low-cost microprocessors, and more conventional supercomputers operated—for example—at the U.S. National Science Foundation's Supercomputer Centers. It is also shifting the balance in high-performance computing (HPC) away from the NSF's Supercomputer Centers, to powerful, local computer facilities run by academic departments and universities.