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The updated Top 500 ranking of world’s most powerful supercomputers issued today ranks Rutgers’ new academic supercomputer #2 among Big Ten universities, #8 among U.S. academic institutions, #49 among academic institutions globally, and #165 among all supercomputers worldwide.

The Top 500 project provides a reliable basis for tracking and detecting trends in high-performance computing. Twice each year it assembles and releases a list of the sites operating the 500 most powerful computer systems in the world.

Rutgers’ new supercomputer, which is named “Caliburn,” is the most powerful system in the state. It was built with a $10 million award to Rutgers from the New Jersey Higher Education Leasing Fund. The lead contractor is HighPoint Solutions of Bridgewater, N.J., which was chosen as the lead contractor after a competitive bidding process. The system manufacturer and integrator is Super Micro Computer Inc. of San Jose, Calif.

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