System X: An Advanced Tool for Material Science and Engineering

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2006-09-22
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Virginia Tech Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Abstract

Virginia Tech students now have one of the world’s most powerful research tools in their own backyard.In the winter of 2003, Virginia Tech researchers took major strides in supercomputer innovation when their high-profile supercomputer was ranked the third-fastest computer.It was given the name “System X” because it was the first academic supercomputer to pass 10 teraflops, or 10 trillion floating point operations per second.In addition to processing data at high speeds, it is also the cheapest available supercomputer.

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Material Science, Supercomputer, System X
Citation
Folgar, C., 2006. System X: An Advanced Tool for Material Science and Engineering. Journal of Undergraduate Materials Research, 2. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jumr.v2i0.0612