Purdue University professors and technology staff accomplished something May 5 that typically takes about six weeks, reports the Journal & Courier of Lafeyette, Indiana: They installed a supercomputer. Starting at 8 a.m. and throughout the day, about 250 people worked in a "barn-raising" style to install the 814 computer nodes that make up the massive supercomputer. It occupies two rooms in the basement of the Mathematical Sciences Building. "This puts Purdue back where it needs to be, at the forefront of [supercomputing] work," said Gerry McCartney, vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Purdue. "It allows our

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