University scores supercomputer for research, funding and big data

supercomputer-UNLV-researchOne of the most powerful computers in the world is on its way to being connected to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

UNLV confirmed today that it received Intel’s “Cherry Creek” supercomputer, which will be stored at Switch’s SUPERNAP Data Center. With 10,000 processing cores, it has the power of 2,500 Mac desktops. It can crunch and store data in a matter of hours that would take the university’s current supercomputer a week.

That means, where it once took a week to compare...

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