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UT Professor Leads World Effort in Developing Next Generation of Supercomputers

East Tennessee is home to two of the fastest supercomputers in the world. These high-performance systems help solve the world’s most challenging problems but their abilities are limited. Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is leading the international charge in developing the world’s next generation of supercomputers.

Supercomputer TOP500 Rankings Released: Kraken Still in Top 10

East Tennessee is still home to two of the world’s fastest supercomputers, according to new rankings released today. The Top500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers places University of Tennessee supercomputer Kraken in eighth place, where it also holds the title of world’s fastest academic supercomputer, while Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Jaguar computer took second place overall.