Blue Waters is composed of nearly 300 cabinets of equipment, divided between Cray XE6 and Cray XK7 supercomputer with NVIDIA Tesla Kepler GPU computing capability. (Photo: NCSA)
At the March 28 dedication ceremony, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, NCSA Director Thom Dunning, University of Illinois Trustees Karen Hasara and Ed McMillan, and NCSA’s Bill Kramer stand with the massive Blue Waters supercomputer behind them. (Photo: Brian Stauffer/UI News Bureau)
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