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Gregory Scott Jones is a science writer at the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) at the University of Tennessee. The mission of NICS is to enable the scientific discoveries of researchers nationwide by providing leading-edge computational resources and education, outreach and training for under-represented groups. Specifically, Scott writes about Kraken, the National Science Foundation's largest computer in full production mode, sixth fastest supercomputer in the United States and the eighth fastest supercomputer in the world. Kraken is located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the world's most powerful computing complex.
Scott was interviewed at the annual meeting of the AAAS held in Washington, D.C. in February 2011. Check out his responses in the video below.
Name: Gregory Scott Jones Institution: National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) Field of Study: Science Writer
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