Thursday, June 28, 2012
OSU in Tulsa joins partnership for Tulsa Supercomputer
OSU in Tulsa joined with researchers, city officials, business leaders and university administrators for the announcement of construction on the Tulsa Supercomputer.
“The supercomputer is an excellent economic development tool for the city of Tulsa and state of Oklahoma,” said Dr. Leigh Goodson, vice president for research and institutional advancement at OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa. “It will solidify Tulsa as a research center and attract new businesses to the area.”
Housed at One Technology Center, the Tulsa Supercomputing Center will be the largest community supercomputer in the country and one of the top 25 academic supercomputers.
OSU in Tulsa will utilize the supercomputer to make advancements more quickly, particularly in engineering, biomedical and other types of research.
“The supercomputer is a game changer in research for Tulsa in both the public and private sector,” said Goodson. “The capacity available through the supercomputer will provide a vehicle to connect the university with industry researchers. This type of collaboration will allow for scientific breakthroughs that were not possible here before.”
The Oklahoma Innovation Institute’s Tulsa Research Partners and the City of Tulsa have partnered to create the supercomputer, which is scheduled to be operational this fall.