Supercomputers That Little Guys Can Borrow

FOR SMALL COMPANIES TACKling a monster-size science or engineering puzzle, supercomputer power is now just a modem call away. Sandia National Laboratories has inaugurated a new business connection called Technology Information Environment for Industry, or TIE-In. The service shortcuts the usual federal red tape. Gaining real-time access to Sandia's awesome computer horsepower requires just a pat, two-page agreement.

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