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The Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA; https://www.asc.edu/) is a state-funded corporation founded in 1989 for the purpose of planning, acquiring, developing, administering and operating a statewide supercomputer and related telecommunication systems.
In addition to High Performance Computing, and with the growth of the internet, ASA developed the Alabama Research and Education Network (AREN), which offers education and research clients in Alabama internet access and other related network services. ASA has further expanded its offerings with state-of-the-art application development services that include custom website design with content management system (CMS) development and custom web-based applications for data-mining, reporting, and other client needs.
Dr. David Young gave a guest lecture about Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA) in my class (CE475/575: Hydrology).
Dr. David Young from the ASA visited UA and gave a guest lecture in my class. His seminar was about the introduction of the ASA and a tutorial for Linux/OS commands. I am going to teach a graduate-level course, "Computational Hydrology" next semester, and students in the course are going to have a supercomputing experience through the ASA system.