News & Public Demonstrations
A key goal of The Aggregate is not only to develop new
technologies, but also to get them widely deployed. This is why
most of our work is released into the public domain. This page
gives pointers to some of the PR about our work.
The following are news items about our work. There have been so
many news reports about KLAT2 that we've made a separate page
pointing to them: KLAT2 in the
- For the contribution of the KLAT2 Supercomputer to science, Dietz was awarded a 2001 Computerworld Honors
- At IEEE/ACM SC2000,
the University of Kentucky / The Aggregate team became both the
only US university-based team to receive a 2000 Gordon Bell
Award (Honorable Mention in Price/Performance for our CFD work
on KLAT2) and the only team to receive
SC2000 awards for more than one piece of work (we also won the
HPC Games award for the Innovative Architecture of the KRAA Z-MP). See our press release for details.
- Galugtica, a rag-tag fleet of
surplus PCs driving a video wall, was on display at the ideaFestival in front
of the Kentucky Theater, in Lexington, Kentucky, September
- KLAT2 won an Gordon Bell
Price/Performance Honorable Metion award at SC2000.
- On June 22, 2000, Ars Technica published: Inside The KLAT2 Supercomputer: The Flat Neighborhood Network
- University of Kentucky Wins Two Supercomputing Awards
- University Of Kentucky Supercomputer Breaks The $1,000/GFLOPS Barrier
- Purdue Extrapolations article on PAPERS, Summer 1998
- HPCWire article on PAPERS, September 6, 1996
- University of Kentucky Enginering Day 2000 KAOS Lab handout
The Aggregate's new technologies are often a little too new for
people to be comfortable with. Thus, aside from openning our
lab for countless tours, we've found it useful to field quite a
few formal research exhibits and demonstrations at workshops and
conferences. Here is the current list.
The only thing set in stone is our name.