IBM Donates Supercomputer to Union College

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IBM has donated a million-dollar supercomputer to Union College. Students will be able to research a myriad of problems with the HPC cluster, which consists of 88 servers and more than 1,000 processors.

John E. Kelly III, a member of the Union class of 1976 and IBM’s senior vice president and director of research said he was delighted to announce to his fellow members of the Union board of directors on Friday that an independent selection panel at IBM chose Union as the recipient of the supercomputer. He said the choice makes sense because of Union’s tradition of being at the intersection of liberal arts and technology. “And having it here in Tech Valley is all the more special,” Kelly said. “I think it will lead to tremendous synergy” with other computer-related research happening in the greater Capital Region.