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Sailing again: UNC’s Topsail supercomputer comes out of retirement with a RENCI makeover

In its prime, the UNC supercomputer called Topsail had a peak performance of nearly 30 trillion calculations per second—more than enough to earn a spot on the biannual Top500 supercomputers list.

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RENCI People Interview with Jackie Kern

[youtube Rbx_FqPNwvI] Watch entire video or click on any question below: Q: You are Director of Technical Services for the computer science department at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. What career path brought you to where you are today? Q: Do you have mentors or people who have helped you along the way? Q: […]

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RENCI at SC09

Portland, OR—The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) will offer a look at leading edge technologies that enable research, decision making and collaboration in its exhibit at SC09, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.

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RENCI debuts at International Supercomputing Conference

TAMPA, FLA, November 1, 2006-Imagine if, in the midst of a hurricane, flood or severe storm, emergency response teams could interface with a high-resolution, near real-time computer model and determine what neighborhoods were likely to be affected, how far inland storm surges would reach, how water runoff and flooding might be impacted by development, and […]

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RENCI hits Top 500 list

CHAPEL HILL – The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) scored its first ranking on the Top 500 supercomputers list with Ocracoke, its new IBM Blue Gene/L system. Ocracoke, with 1,024 dual processor compute nodes, 1 gigabyte of memory per node and a peak performance of 5.7 teraflops, or trillions of calculations per second, was ranked 104th […]

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