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Less than two years after breaking ground, the University of Illinois’ National Petascale Computing Facility was completed and ready for occupancy in June 2010. The facility will be home for the Blue Waters sustained-petascale supercomputer when it comes online. The facility is a national asset, providing the infrastructure needed for NCSA’s supercomputer and other hardware for decades to come. Other research centers and organizations may also run systems based there.

The National Petascale Computing Facility’s data center will have room for the Blue Waters supercomputer, an archive that will be as large as 500 petabytes, other supercomputers, and the necessary hardware that goes with them.

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