Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


New UT supercomputer to be installed at ORNL

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 3, 2008 — A $65 million National Science Foundation grant has been awarded to the University of Tennessee for construction of a second high-speed supercomputer at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Thomas Zacharia will manage the new supercomputer program for the university and laboratory.

"The National Science Foundation - because it is an academic machine - will have different cyber security rules than the DOE machine," Zacharia says. "This machine will be on a separate network than our machine, but it shares practices between the two programs and also lots of users."

Zacharia says the two supercomputer systems will solidify East Tennessee's reputation as a world computational science leader.

"I know that there is not another place in the country where you have a major National Science Foundation academic supercomputer and a major Department of Energy supercomputing installation."

ORNL is managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy.

For more information go to: http://www.ornl.gov/info/press_releases/get_press_release.cfm?ReleaseNumber=mr20080403-00.