Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES – New Mexico’s Supercomputing Center, which runs the fastest publicly available supercomputer in the world, will open the first eight Gateway access sites around the state and network them all together in a launch event called “Connect New Mexico.”
Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be one of the hosts at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, in Room 108 of the University Computer Center. It is open to everyone.
Gov. Bill Richardson will host this major event, which will tie ENMU and other new Gateway sites together through teleconferencing and full three-dimensional stereo visualization systems. The event will include cabinet members, legislators, business leaders, and presidents of colleges and universities. These Gateway sites will bring the Supercomputer and its partners to all corners of the state.
“Eastern New Mexico University is pleased to participate in Connect New Mexico,” said Steven Gamble, ENMU president. “We believe this initiative will help keep the faculty and students of New Mexico higher education institutions competitive by giving them access to supercomputing capabilities for a variety of high-tech projects. We have always considered New Mexico businesses to be our partners, and we are pleased that they will also have access to this great resource. This sharing of resources between government, education and business is a great model of cooperation, and one that Eastern believes exemplifies the forward-looking vision of our state’s leaders in giving New Mexico a competitive edge in today’s tough economic environment.”
The Supercomputing Center is intended as a driver for economic development, education and workforce development. A presentation at the event sent statewide will showcase the opportunities the Supercomputing Center is making possible.
For more information about ENMU’s participation, call Clark Elswick, director of ENMU’s Information Technology Services, at 575-562-4352, or e-mail email@example.com.