From SC Online:
The Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI), the result of a $100 million partnership involving Rensselaer, IBM, and New York state, is designed to continue advancing semiconductor technology to the nanoscale, while also enabling key nanotechnology innovations in the fields of energy, biotechnology, arts, and medicine.
At the heart of the facility is an IBM Blue Gene supercomputer that will operate at more than 80 teraflops (trillion floating point operations per second). When fully operational, all of the components associated with the center will provide more than 100 teraflops of computing power. That amounts to about 15,000 calculations each second for every person in the world.
The interesting spin on this installation continues the competitiveness theme that we’ve seen growing lately:
“The creation of this supercomputer data center proves once again that New York’s Tech Valley is thriving in the global economy as a leader in high-tech research and development,” said Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno. “This project will make an enormous impact to the Upstate economy creating hundreds of new high-powered, high-paying employment opportunities for our brightest New Yorkers. It will also encourage our future generations to stay and live in New York to pursue successful careers and raise their families.”
Full release here.