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UM supercomputer to boost complex research
UM supercomputer to boost complex research

Researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park need more than a laptop, a room of standard servers or even a supercomputer dubbed Deepthought to tackle research exploring Saturn's rings, the earliest galaxies, fire dynamics and drug-resistant bacteria. Instead, the university has launched a $4.2 million machine, Deepthought2, capable of processing 300 trillion calculations each second. University officials expect that will rank it among the 10 most powerful owned by public universities. The investment, unveiled Wednesday, aims to tackle complex research questions on the Prince George's County campus, instead of through supercomputers owned by federal centers or other...