STARKVILLE, Miss., Oct. 2 — Building on decades of successful collaborations, Mississippi State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service celebrated the new “Atlas” supercomputer Wednesday [Sept. 30] with a virtual event.
With funding from the USDA-ARS, the state-of-the-art system was installed recently at MSU’s High Performance Computing Collaboratory. The system contains 23,040 logical cores with 101 terabytes of total RAM, powering research advances in biocomputing, epidemiology, geospatial technology and more.
“All of us at Mississippi State are very proud of our longstanding partnership with ARS at Stoneville, as well as the ARS facilities and personnel who are on our main campus in Starkville,” MSU President Mark E. Keenum said. “And now, we are thrilled to have the Atlas supercomputer and ARS scientists in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park – the largest and most successful research park in the state. Co-locating MSU and