Originally appeared on Volunteer TV
August 22, 2002
UT and ORNL Partnership
Another multi-million dollar project is underway at the Department
of Energy in Oak Ridge. It's expected to bring more jobs to the
area and provide another boost to the local economy.
ceremonial event did more than unearth a ten million dollar high-tech
computer project. At least 100 jobs are created, and the economic
impact is expected to reach deep into East Tennessee.
companies, rebar companies, office supply companies. When you have a
major program like this, it isn't just for the scientist, it's
for a much broader population," says ORNL Director, Dr. Bill
The facility will provide high performance computer
resources and create a "think tank" for major science and technology
issues. The project combines the efforts of the state and federal
governments and the University of Tennessee. The world's most
powerful computer will eventually be available to UT students and
"The University of Tennessee is alive and well.
It's growing, it's dynamic and it has all kinds of quality
opportunity for teaching and research that this partnership energizes
and makes possible," University of Tennessee President, Dr. John
While some of the world's most advanced
technology continues to find its way to East Tennessee. The state of
Tennessee is fronting the ten million dollars for the project. Its
completion date is the year 2004.
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