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October 7, 2008

Supercomputer Debuts

Stan Freeman

Take every man, woman and child on the face of the Earth, cram them into a small room on the University of Massachusetts campus here, and you would not have nearly the computing brain power of Cyclops. In fact, the university’s new $120,000 supercomputer, introduced to the public Monday in Marcus Hall, has 608 processors, any one of which can do a better job than all of humankind putting its collective brain power together. In addition, with a size smaller than some refrigerators, Cyclops takes up considerably less space than all of humanity.

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