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University Names Computing Center for Portera

October 13, 2014

Story PhotoTo honor Mississippi State University's 16th president and his emphasis on computer research, institution leaders dedicated the Malcolm A. Portera High Performance Computing Center last Friday [Oct. 10].

During the West Point native's tenure from 1998 through 2001, Portera continually advocated for the National Science Foundation's Engineering Research Center for Computational Field Simulation on campus. Eventually, that facility evolved to become the High Performance Computing Collaboratory named for the veteran administrator at the dedication in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park.

MSU President Mark E. Keenum said Portera's emphasis on research, learning and service -- MSU's trifold mission -- made a variety of positive impacts at MSU, and his influence continues to benefit the institution. Click here to read more of the story.