‘Terragrid’ of supercomputers planned

August 10, 2001 | Source: Wired News

Four U.S. supercomputer centers will be linked together into one massive “grid” style computer next summer.

The “TerraGrid” will rival the most powerful computers in the world, and be able to process over 11 trillion commands per second. It will be 16 times more powerful than the next-fastest research network.

“This will transform the way science and research is done,” Dan Reed, director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Illinois, said.

Grid networks give users access to supercomputer-grade power currently available to only a few researchers.