July 12, 2014 7:27 PM ET

Company Overview of University of Maryland

Company Overview

University of Maryland is an educational institution that offers graduate, undergraduate, and research programs in agriculture and natural resources, public affairs, behavioral and social sciences, arts, education, engineering and humanities fields. The colleges and schools of the university include School of Architecture, College of Information Studies, and School of Public Affairs. University of Maryland was founded in 1882 and is based in College Park, Maryland. It has endowment assets worth $324.3 million.

College Park, MD 20742

United States

Founded in 1882

Phone:

301-405-1000

Key Executives for University of Maryland

President
Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the School of Medicine and Chief of Dermatology at the UM Medical Center
Director of University Communications and University Spokesperson
Director of Biotechnology Research and Education Program
President of Student Government Association
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

University of Maryland Key Developments

University of Maryland Establishes Orbital Debris Research Center

The University of Maryland announced the establishment of the Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (CODER) to address critical issues in orbiting space debris and serve as a hub for academic, industry, and government research collaboration. The increasing volume of orbiting space debris could significantly hinder future economy and national security as the world's reliance on satellites for communications, research, and defense grows. Orbiting debris can travel faster than three times the speed of a bullet and poses a threat to space-based communications, weather forecasting, commerce, scientific exploration, Earth observation, and future space activities.

University of Maryland Launches New Supercomputer to Expand High-Performance Computing for Research

The University of Maryland unveiled Deepthought2, to support advanced research activities ranging from studying the formation of the first galaxies to simulating fire and combustion for fire protection advancements. Developed with high-performance computing solutions from Dell, Deepthought2 has a processing speed of about 300 teraflops. Deepthought2 is a significant asset of the new Cyberinfrastructure Center - a 9,000-square-foot data facility located in the Rivertech Building in the university's M Square Research Park. Several university divisions and colleges and researchers from a variety of disciplines worked together to obtain this new central computing resource and to bring online the new Cyberinfrastructure Center - a facility specifically designed to provide the needed space, energy efficient climate control, and backup power for the supercomputer. Deepthought2 replaces the original Deepthought, installed in 2006. The new supercomputer, which is 10 times faster than its predecessor, can complete between 250 trillion and 300 trillion operations per second. It has a petabyte (1 million gigabytes) of storage and is connected by an InfiniBand network, a very high-speed internal network. Put another way, Deepthought2 is the equivalent of 10,000 laptops working together, it has 2,000 times the storage of an average laptop, and its internal network is 50 times faster than broadband.

University of Maryland Proposes Conference Center Next to Campus

The University of Maryland is proposing a $115 million luxury hotel and conference center next to campus. The four-star, 300-room hotel with conference space would be built on three acres by the main entrance in College Park.

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