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Terrapin Fast: New Zaratan High-Performance Computer Boosts UMD Researchers’ Problem-Solving Power

When your brain can’t quite handle the math, there’s always your computer to help. For University of Maryland researchers from every school and college whose personal computers have also reached their limits, now there’s Zaratan.

Named for a massive, mythical turtle with roots in medieval Arabic literature, UMD’s new high-performance computer (commonly called a “supercomputer”) can easily crunch through complex computations of the sort that are increasingly central to studies in astronomy, physics, atmospheric science, chemistry and many other disciplines.

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UMD Introduces “Zaratan” – The Latest Investment in State-of-the-Art High Performance Computing

After a lengthy competitive bid process and numerous supply chain delays, UMD announced its latest investment in high-performance computing. Given the name Zaratan, after the mythical sea turtle known for its long lifetime and grandiose size, this new flagship HPC cluster will support world-class research at UMD. The university is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of scientific understanding as it commits to empowering its research community with an accessible, superior leading-edge HPC system.

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Q&A with Tripti Sinha: MAX Among the ‘First to 400G’ on Internet2’s Network

MAX is spotlighted in Internet2’s ‘First to 400G’ blog series for being one of the first five R&E networks to upgrade to 400G. In the following Q&A, Tripti Sinha discusses MAX’s mission, opportunities and challenges driving its constituents’ connectivity needs, and what’s next on the horizon.

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MAX Joins the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS)

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) has joined the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative. MANRS is supported by the Internet Society and aims to reduce the common routing threats and improve routing security. This growing global initiative is comprised of over 500 Network Operators (ISPs), Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and Cloud Providers.

For more information on MANRS, click here.

About Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX)
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