(Missourinet) Nearly 700-thousand dollars has been awarded by the National Science Foundation for a new supercomputer capable of processing large amounts of data much faster than a normal computer.
It will be used by students at four universities – Missouri Western, Truman State, Southeast Missouri State, and Webster University.
Colin Degraf, a physics professor at Truman State University, wants his students to use its computing power for research and educational exercises.
The supercomputer will be housed at the University of Missouri in Columbia, but outside of a security login, Degraf says that students and staff would be able to access it from anywhere.
The four universities involved in this grant hope to have the computer operational and ready for use by fall 2024.