University of Fairbanks purchases $3 million computer

Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2000

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The University of Alaska Fairbanks has purchased a $3 million computer to upgrade the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center.

The computer is 16 times faster than the old one.

''What we used to do overnight we can now do over a coffee break,'' said Guy Robinson, the center's research liaison.

The computer will be used in a variety of tasks, including climate modeling, oil reservoir simulations, space physics and permafrost engineering.

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