A Silicon Graphics Origin 2000 parallel supercomputer has been aquired by to the Texas Southern department of physics from department of chemistry of the University of Illinois. This parallel supercomputer is one of the first ever shared memery computer clusters ever conceived. It has a total of 128 nodes, each node consisting of the MIPS R12000 400 MHz proces
sor. The total amount of shared memory is 64 MBytes.
The TSU Physics department is in the process of configuring the this system to be used for parallel computations of computational physics problems.