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University of Bristol Unveils New Machine

bristolThe University of Bristol has unveiled its new £7m supercomputer named “BlueCrystal.” The new machine is destined to perform research on climate change, drug design and aerospace engineering. The machine, built by IBM and Clearspeed, is theoretically capable of hitting 37 TFlops.

Serious research in many disciplines can no longer be undertaken without high performance computing, and the University has recognised this through its investment in BlueCrystal,” said Dr Ian Stewart, director of Bristol’s advanced computing research centre.

The machine will initially support a team of 160 researchers from across the University.

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