Who’s a Clever Little (big) HECToR?
HECToR, which stands for High-End Computing Terascale Resource, was made byÂ the U.S. manufacturer Cray Inc andÂ is capable of making 63 million calculations every second andÂ is housed in 60 wardrobe-sized cabinets in the University of Edinburgh’s advanced computing centreÂ at aÂ cost ofÂ Â£113 million.
HECToR will enable us to do research that we simply could not do in any other way,” said Jane Nicholson, of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the public body which acts as the project’s managing agent.
We want to push forward the boundaries of knowledge.
Scientists working in fields ranging from cosmology and atomic physics to disaster simulation and healthcare will also use the computer.
Â Not exactly a UMPC then :0P