IBM Abruptly Withdraws From Effort to Build Fastest Academic Supercomputer

IBM is taking back the supercomputer parts it recently delivered to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to build the world’s fastest academic supercomputer and is giving the university its money back. The computer company abruptly terminated its contract with the university on Saturday, just months before the building-size computer was to be completed, saying the plans for the machine became more complex and expensive than originally planned.


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