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Richardson Launches Statewide Access To New Mexico’s Supercomputer

New Mexico Gov.Bill Richardson today helped launch eight gateway sites, which will link communities across the state to New Mexico’s Supercomputer, Encanto.

He alsoannounced another 25 sites will come online soon. Encanto is one of the fastest public supercomputer in the world.

“The opening of these Supercomputer gateways is significant to New Mexico ‘s economic and high-tech future,” Richardson said in a news release”We’re bringing the highest level of supercomputing to every corner of the state, giving New Mexicans the opportunity to tap in to its remarkable educational and economic possibilities.”

Today’s “Connect New Mexico ” event connected all eight new gateway sites into the Supercomputer using its new teleconferencing capability. The sites are:

•The University of New Mexico

•New Mexico State University

•Eastern New Mexico

•Western New Mexico University

•New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

•Santa Fe Community College

•San Juan College

•The State Capitol

These sites will be utilized by the universities and local businesses that need high performance computing for design and modeling purposes. The Supercomputer can be used for research, educational activities, training, and business modeling in the areas of energy, environment, digital film, aerospace, and biotechnology, among others.

“The Supercomputer is a phenomenal high-tech tool,” said Barbara Couture, President of New Mexico State University. “Being able to provide supercomputing capabilities through a network of universities and businesses enhances research, education, and economic development capabilities across the state.”

The founding institutions for the New Mexico Computing Applications Center , which runs the Supercomputer, are UNM, NMSU, New Mexico Tech, and Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories.

Find out more about Encanto here.

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