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Booting up | UMaine constructs a high-powered supercomputer with private sector customers in mind

A cluster of 700 computers hums away inside a classroom building at the University of Maine in Orono. Students pass by, oblivious to the machines’ presence or to what, together, the computers can accomplish. Despite lacking special components or expensive price tags, the off-the-shelf computers are capable of cranking out trillions of computations per second, whizzing through complex calculations leagues faster than the average desktop computer. Individually, the computers aren’t ...

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