“This new supercomputing center will provide unprecedented opportunities for the Rensselaer community, the Capital Region, the United States, and indeed the entire world,” said Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson. “It is an extraordinary example of collaboration among academia, industry, and government to advance discovery and innovation. I am grateful for the shared vision of our partners as we work together to explore new frontiers in supercomputing.”
The ceremony, which was broadcast on the internet, attracted some heavy hitters, including John Marburger, Science Adviser to the President, Charles Vest, the president of the National Academy of Engineering, and Arden Bement, Director of the NSF.
Of course, this machine is only the largest until TACC’s 500 TFLOPS Sun gets plugged in.