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CENTER FOR ADVANCED COMPUTATION

This facility in the eastern corner of campus is where professors, students, and distinguished visitors carry out seminars and research in the area of computation, especially – but not limited to –  scientific computation.

One of the deepest computational problems in history, in fact the deepest ever performed in the 1900's for a 1-bit answer, was carried out at the CAC. Student volunteers worked hard on this problem – known as the dreaded problem of F24 – for a year.

Usually the CAC results are published. Some CAC research on the nature and implications of modern networking has been published in book form, while other research travels the spectrum from electronic publishing to abstract number theory to signal processing.