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UK's new supercomputer puts school in top 10 for computing

The University of Kentucky said Monday that its new high-performance supercomputer has put the school among the top 10 public universities for computing power.

"The University of Kentucky likes being ranked in the top 10," UK president Lee T. Todd Jr. said. "And this new piece of equipment will do that for UK in the world of supercomputing. More exciting than that, however, is what this cluster will mean to our researchers."

The Lipscomb Cluster is based on the Dell PowerEdge C6100 High Performance Computer server chassis. Installation of the new supercomputer began in July; it "went live" on August 25.