October 2, 2006
Pluto may no longer be a planet, but Neptune is alive and well, and it’s poised to help
transport the University of New Orleans - and Louisiana - into a new world of supercomputing
and research capability. Neptune is UNO’s new IBM P5-575 supercomputer, which will
facilitate UNO’s participation in the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (commonly known as
LONI), the state’s fiber optics network interconnecting mainframe computers at Louisiana’s
major research universities, making possible computation speeds more than 1000 times faster
than previously possible.