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Michael Mewhinney
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Phone: 650/604-3937 or 650/604-9000

Oct. 25, 2004
RELEASE : 04-100AR
NASA to Broadcast Supercomputer News Briefing on Internet
News media are invited to view a Webcast of a news conference for NASA's newest supercomputer. The news conference is at 10 a.m. PDT Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility in Building N-258 at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

NASA Ames Director G. Scott Hubbard, Bob Bishop, CEO of Silicon Graphics Inc., and Paul Otellini, president and COO of Intel Corporation are participating in the press conference.

The news conference will be broadcast on the Internet. The URL is:

This link is currently active so viewers can check their RealPlayers ahead of the event. To download the free RealPlayer basic, you can go to and select the "Download RealPlayer" button. On the page that pops up, on the right hand side, is a text link to "Download Free RealPlayer."

High resolution images of the new Columbia supercomputer are available at:


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