Reporter Jehadu Abshiro with The Daily Campus covered the unveiling of ManeFrame, SMU's new supercomputer. Daily The December arrival of the new supercomputer at SMU expands the University’s high performance computing capacity to weigh in among the top academic computers in the United States. SMU Provost and Vice President Paul W. Ludden sponsored the contest to name the new supercomputer.
SMU now has a powerful new tool for research – one of the fastest academic supercomputers in the nation – and a new facility to house it. With a cluster of more than 1,000 Dell servers, the system’s capacity is on par with high-performance computing (HPC) power at much larger universities and at government-owned laboratories. The U.S. Department of Defense awarded the system to SMU in August 2013.
Four outstanding SMU researchers have been named as the University's 2011 Ford Research Fellows. This year's recipients are Johan Elverskog, Religious Studies, Dedman College; Thomas Hagstrom, Mathematics, Dedman College; Neil Tabor, Earth Sciences, Dedman College; and Sze-kar Wan, New Testament, Perkins School of Theology.