Information Technology & Supercomputing

Kentucky Speeds into the Future with Internet 2 (Summer 09)

A federal appropriation will equip UK to install a state-of-the-art network connection to Internet 2. Ten times faster than the current 1 gigabit access, this network will benefit doctors, patients, medical students, teachers, and scientists across Kentucky.

Resurrecting the Iliad (Summer 08)

Armed with a robot-mounted laser scanner, two UK researchers from the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments travel to Venice, Italy, to realize their goal of offering Homer’s Iliad to the world with the click of a mouse.

25th anniversary issue: Engineering (Fall 07)

The Metaverse: Visualization & Virtual Environments

French Magazine Features UK Work to Unwrap Damaged Manuscripts (Summer 06)
Research Supercomputing: Linking Chains of Knowledge through the Grid (Summer 05)
Digital Exploration (Fall 2004)

Computer scientist Brent Seales is using a CT scanner and imaging software to unwrap the secrets of damaged manuscripts for the world's scholars.

Shaping the Future of Software (Fall 2003)

On the wings of 17 years in industry, Jane Hayes is designing software to further UK research and empowering students to tackle real-world problems.

2002-2003 University Research Professors (Spring 2003)

Andrew Klapper: Finding Structure in Randomness

Supercomputers "R" Us: Linking PCs for Unprecedented Power (Spring 2002)

Hank Dietz is building supercomputers from off-the-shelf PCs to solve today's most complex computing problems.

The Metaverse: Projecting Us into the Future (Fall 2001)

Ken Calvert, Zongming Fei, Christopher Jaynes, and Brent Seales are creating a new "virtual reality," where we will be surrounded by projected computer images. Immersive surgery and scientific modeling are just two applications for this exciting technology.

New Networking Alliance at Hardymon Building (Spring 2001)

The two-story, state-of-the-art facility on the corner of Maxwell and Rose streets brings together faculty and students from the College of Engineering, other academic and corporate researchers, and UK Communications Systems.

UK Researchers Surging Ahead with High-Speed Computer Networks (Spring 1998)

The Center for Computational Sciences supports researchers across campus by meeting their needs for a computer network able to process computations several hundred times too complicated for even the most high-powered personal computer and providing funds for professors and graduate students doing research that requires cutting-edge computing.

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UK’s Matt Field scans the text of the Venetus A with a laser scanner mounted on a robotic arm. The painstaking process captures the 3-D shape of the page.

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