The first image above shows KASY0 (Kentucky ASYmmetric Zero, pronounced "Kay-See Zero"). The second image above is the live view (updated roughly every 45s) from the "supercomputer webcam" which is a Nikon 950 with 183-degree fisheye lens located in the core of KASY0. KASY0 incorporates the world's first Sparse FNN. Like KLAT2 (part of which is visible on the right edge of the first image and toward the door in the second image), which was the first universal FNN, KASY0 has set a new world record for price/performance. KLAT2 was the first machine to achieve better than $1,000/GFLOPS; KASY0 is the first better than $100/GFLOPS. As of August 22, 2003, KASY0 also holds the record for POV-Ray 3.5 rendering speed.

Here are some useful links about KASY0:

Here's a pretty overview photo of KASY0:

Contact Info

If you have any questions or comments, contact:

Professor Hank Dietz, James F. Hardymon Chair in Networking
College of Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
453 Anderson Tower
(Office 469 Anderson Tower, Labs 672, 695, and 577 Anderson Tower)
Lexington, KY 40506-0046

Office Phone: (859) 257 4701
Fax :         (859) 257 3092
Home URL:

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