Maui Community College will receive a new toy this summer. IBM has committed to donate a P6 supercomputer for use in the Maui CC Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology [ECET] program. The grant is attached to a Shared University Research [SUR] awards program created in order to demonstrate the partnership between academia and the technology industry.
The objective of the grant is to use the system for advanced analytics and allow projects between Maui Community College, IBM and the Maui High Performance Computing Center to further technology knowledge within the technical program at Maui Community College,” said Mark Ramsey, Center for Business Optimization, IBM Global Business Services.
The machine is said to be valued at approximately $400,000. No word on the exact configuration details.
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