Here is an article from the Daily Newsminer discussing the ARSC’s possible loss of it’s DoD contract and the laying off of most of the 46 employees. Most of whom I know and have worked with in the past. This is terrible news and I hope something comes along to change this from happening.

Daily News Miner

I heard rumors and spoke with some of the players at Supercomputing. This isn’t coming as a surprise, more like a slow nightmare I think.

ARSC was my first Super Computing center. I helped build and maintain the IBM systems icehawk, iceflyer, and iceberg. 3 1/2 years of my life were working there. I have a lot of fond memories of the place, people, and life there.