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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Planning for the last attack doesn't make Americans safer
Topic - Thom Dunning
The University of Illinois says Seattle-based Cray Inc. will take over construction of the stalled $300 million Blue Waters supercomputer project, three months after IBM pulled out citing cost and technical concerns.
At a gritty industrial site occupied a century ago by a textile mill, five universities are collaborating to install supercomputers that will recreate the start of the universe and perform other research.
Now, Dunning said, 25 groups from around the world, including several from the university, have tentatively been given time on Blue Waters, with perhaps a dozen ready to go when the computer goes online.
"We'll be holding (the projects) back trying to figure out how we schedule them on the machine," Dunning said.