The University of Texas at Dallas has received a new research tool, courtesy of the Texas Schools Project. The new Cray CX1 deskside supercomputer will be used in a varying set of research environments to provide data analysis capabilities beyond what they currently have.
The number of researchers using our data is growing tremendously as is the size of their research jobs.” said Leigh Hausman, Texas Schools Project computer technologist. “Additionally, we’re continuing to receive incredible amounts of data from various state agencies that has to be stored on site. Finally, more of our researchers want to do more complex analysis on larger data sets, which consumes more server resources. Our old server was only marginally sufficient to meet our current needs and certainly would not have been able to meet our needs as we grow.”
Much of the current research is focused on improving academic achievement, teacher effectiveness and the various patterns associated with the Texas and national labor markets. For more info, read the full release here.