UT Distinguished Professor Jack Dongarra is quoted in this Houston Chronicle story about the latest IBM supercomputer being developed at the Argonne National Laboratory outside Chicago, Illinois. Dongarra says comparing the computers most of use with the latest supercomputers is like comparing a pair of binoculars with the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on UT’s plans to construct an ethanol refinery to study biofuels, and the state’s incentives to farmers to produce switchgrass for the refinery.
Police have arrested a suspect in connection with one of the robberies reported last weekend on or near the UT campus. More arrests and charges in other incidents are pending.
More than 700 high school students from across the state will converge on campus this month for Engineers Day, hosted by the UT College of Engineering.
“The Human Aspect of Cyber Security” will be the theme of the region’s third Cyber Security Summit on Oct. 16-17. The event, to be held at the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center, will bring together computer and technology security experts from private industry, government and higher education to share information about computer network crimes.
An institute that trains journalism professionals from across the United States and Canada will hold its 10th annual session today through Saturday on the University of Tennessee campus.