Maryland gets some speed out of the Cell/B.E.: UMaryland and IBM are planning something fast -- the Multicore Computing Center facility that will focus on supercomputing research related to aerospace/defense, financial services, medical imaging, and weather/climate change prediction. The high performance test lab will be based on the Cell/B.E. processor. One of the first challenges of the center will be to make the clusters run effectively together. Made possible by an award from IBM, the center is expected to be ready to go sometime in Fall 2007.
Faster than a speeding bullet: UMaryland builds supercomputing center