$41M Grant For Supercomputer

New Mexico – Gov. Bill Richardson says the University of New Mexico has received a $41 million federal grant for the state's supercomputer.

Richardson said Friday the money comes from the National Science Foundation.

The money will help fund the state's supercomputing center, the New Mexico Computing Applications Center, for five years. The center oversees the state's supercomputer, Encanto.

The supercomputer models how climate change will affect mountain water systems in New Mexico.

The center also is working to develop a long-term database to provide scientists, decision makers and citizens with information to address environmental, social and technological challenges.

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