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RPI unveils new super computer


TROY, N.Y. – Thursday was an exciting day in Troy as RPI unveiled one of its brand new IBM super computers. 

The addition of this super computer, according to RPIs president, is part of its broad plan looking towards 2024.

One of the most powerful computers in the world now calls RPI its home.  The school unveiled the Advanced Multi Processing Optimized System or AMOS for short, on Thursday.  This IBM supercomputer will be housed at the Rensselaer Technology Park in North Greenbush. 

RPI president Shirley Ann Jackson says this computer will allow the school to partner with more businesses to boost companies productivity.  AMOS will be partnered with WATSON, another supercomputer RPI debuted months ago, making RPI one of the strongest research institutes in the nation.

"The real message here is that we have raw data that will help with computing and make a difference globally in how we make decisions and discoveries," Jackson says.

The computer makes more than one quadrillion calculations per second - again one of the strongest in the world.


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