(MissouriNet) A grant from the National Science Foundation will give students at Missouri Western State University and three other Missouri universities money to build a new supercomputer. The grant was put together by professors from Missouri Western, Truman State, Southeast Missouri State, and Webster University. Missouri Western’s Jeffery Woodford, the principal investigator for the grant, says the new supercomputer will be housed at the University of Missouri-Columbia, right next to the supercomputer the university is currently building:
“So, we will be able to access that supercomputer, uh, our supercomputer as if we were a student at Mizzou – you know, like a graduate student potentially.”
Woodford says details must still be worked out with how best to communicate with the supercomputer:
“So, students here will be able to connect to that computer there, and they’ll be able to do their research projects – their educational projects – like they were a student at Mizzou.”
Woodford says the hope is that the computer will be built and ready to go in time for next school year.