IBM helps establish Multicore Computing Center

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IBM announced this week that it is working with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

IBM logoto create The Multicore Computing Center (MCC), a unique facility that will focus on supercomputing research related to aerospace/defense, financial services, medical imaging and weather/climate change prediction. IBM awarded UMBC a significant gift to support the development of this new center, which researchers describe as an “orchestra” of one of the world’s most powerful supercomputing chips.

The MCC will bring to UMBC a high-performance computational test laboratory based on the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.) …