- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - Researchers at the University of Idaho have a new gadget to work with, a supercomputer.

The supercomputer is only about the size of a microwave, but it has four terabytes of memory and 160 different processors. That’s according to Jim Alves-Foss, director of UI’s Center for Secure and Dependable Systems.

The Lewiston Tribune reports the supercomputer has 1,000 times more memory than a standard computer, with about eight times as many processors. A typical desktop computer will have about two gigabytes of memory and two or three processors running on it.

Alves-Foss says UI started looking at computers with larger memories when several faculty members mentioned the computers on campus couldn’t handle the work they were doing.


Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com

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