Video: Small Town in Virginia Gets a Cray XMT

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In this video news clip from WSLS, a newly installed Cray XMT supercomputer is showcased as a technology magnet for the small town of Danville, VA.

I can’t tell you the amount of enthusiasm and excitement we have about this machine,” said Gil Miller, Noblis chief technology officer. “We are hopeful that because of the supercomputer it will work as a magnet to bring in other science and technology companies.”

I think it’s interesting that Noblis chose Cray’s multi-threaded XMT architecture. Noblis is a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization that helps clients solve complex scientific systems, process, and infrastructure problems in ways that benefit the public. The supercomputer will be used locally, nationally, and internationally, helping the government and companies improve and speed up their network systems.