Texas A&M University partnering with IBM in supercomputer deal

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The Texas A&M University System has partnered with computing giant IBM for use of supercomputers that will significantly boost research processing power across the state.

Through the partnership, the system will gain access to IBM's Blue Gene/Q technology housed in New York. The 11 universities and nine state agencies in the system will have access to the technology.

System officials said a preliminary test found that a computation problem that took A&M's existing computers weeks to solve was completed by the IBM computer in 17 minutes "with much greater analytical depth."

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