Washington State University faculty, staff and administrators have cut the ribbon on a $1.3 million high-performance computer, heralding a new era of gleaning insights from large and unwieldy masses of data.

Called Kamiak, the computer operates on a condominium model in which researchers purchase nodes, guaranteeing storage and computing power. When the nodes are not in use, they are available to other researchers, giving all the users, or “investors,” more computing resources than if they bought stand-alone systems. Read More