Trick or treat hours will find temps dropping through the 30s with gusty winds and some rain and snow filling the air. Wraparound band of snow moves in Friday night into Saturday morning across central and eastern Kentucky. That's the one that could drop some light accumulations on grassy areas and elevated surfaces.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - U-K officials say a new world-class supercomputer has bolstered the school's endeavor to become one of the nation's Top 20 public research universities.
U-K and I-B-M officials announced the signing yesterday of a two-year, two-point-six (m) million dollar annual lease for an I-B-M System Cluster 13-50 Supercomputer.
The computer is described as crucial to advanced research in biochemistry, pharmacy, medicine, mechanical engineering, physics and astronomy.
Since 2002, U-K has leased a Hewlett-Packard supercomputer that can perform one-point-seven (t) trillion calculations per second. The new I-B-M can do up to 16-point-three (t) trillion calculations per second.
I-B-M spokeswoman Connie Shoemake says that on the current list of the world's top 500 supercomputer sites, U-K's would rank 54th. It would be sixth among supercomputers at public academic institutions in the United States.
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