Originally appeared in August 23, 2002 Knoxville News-Sentinel
Governor helps break ground on research facility at ORNL
OAK RIDGE - Gov. Don Sundquist
and a slew of dignitaries turned out Thursday for groundbreaking
ceremonies for new state-sponsored research facilities at Oak Ridge
The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences and the Oak Ridge
Center for Advanced Studies will share a $10 million,
52,000-square-foot facility now under construction on ORNL's main
The institute will be managed by the lab and the University of
The project is part of an overall $26 million investment by the
state for new facilities at ORNL, a commitment made three years ago
when the University of Tennessee submitted a winning proposal to manage
the federal laboratory in conjunction with Battelle.
"Without technology, we're going to fall behind," Sundquist said at
The joint institute will promote computational resources in Oak
Ridge and help researchers at UT and other institutions make better use
of the high-performance machines available there.
ORNL recently signed an agreement with Cray Corp. to pursue
development of the world's fastest supercomputer.
The Center for Advanced Studies will be a think-tank that is
expected to bring together scientists and educators from around the
country and the world. These experts will address technical challenges
and issues of the day.
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