Scientists say launching Of the Hawaiian facilityis also a major step in restructuring of U.S.defense research efforts
Scientists and government officials expect a recently launched United States Air Force supercomputer center in Hawaii--equipped with one of the world's most powerful parallel-processing computers, one of only two of its kind anywhere--to forge far-reaching collaborations among academic, industry, and government scientists, many of whom have contributed to its creation.

They say the $21 million Maui High-Performance Computing Center (MHPCC), which officially became operational in August, represents a major step in retooling Department of Defense (DoD) research to foster increased U.S. global economic competitiveness. In addition to aiding advances in biomedicine, education, environmental science, geoscience, and other areas, the new center is expected to become a vital communications link between researchers in the U.S. and other parts of the world--especially in Asia.

At the heart of the United States Air Force's Maui High-Performance...

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