[ISN] ORNL may add security role

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 04:10:10 -0500 (CDT)

By Frank Munger
Knoxville News Sentinel
May 21, 2011

OAK RIDGE - Oak Ridge National Laboratory has become America's hub for 
scientific supercomputing, hosting the Department of Energy's top 
supercomputer (Jaguar) as well as the top-rated machines of the National 
Science Foundation (Kraken) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (Gaea, Mother Earth).

Now it appears that a push to expand the Oak Ridge role could bring U.S. 
security agencies into the fold.

During a recent visit to Oak Ridge, DOE science chief William Brinkman 
said security agencies are supporting a plan, currently under review at 
the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, to use private financing for 
construction of a major new computer center at ORNL.

"They want to put some of their own computers down here," he said.


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