From Markertek's Weekly E-mail: Even Supercomputers are Bigger in Texas This week, Sun Microsystems announced that its hardware will power the largest supercomputer ever built. The computer, dubbed "Ranger," will be hosted at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas. Sporting 62,976 CPU cores, 125 terabytes of memory, 1.7 petabytes of disk space, and 504 teraflops of performance, Ranger will likely be the largest and fastest supercomputer in the world. Scientists expect that research in astrophysics, genomics, nanotechnology and meteorology will be carried out on the Ranger system."To give you an idea, the system will be about six or seven times larger than any of the existing systems that the researchers have access to," said Tommy Minyard, assistant director at the university's computing center. Ranger is slated to go online January 1, 2008.