Ringing for Orion

NOAA's Craig McLean holds cowbell in front of Orion supercomputers in HPCC.
Photo by Megan Bean

Craig McLean, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assistant administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, holds a commemorative cowbell in front of the Orion supercomputer at Mississippi State. The new computer, funded by NOAA and housed at MSU's High Performance Computing Collaboratory, is the fourth-fastest computer system in U.S. academia. MSU and NOAA celebrated Orion with a ribbon-cutting Wednesday [Dec. 18].