IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Students and faculty at Idaho’s three public research universities will soon have access to one of the nation’s fastest academic supercomputers thanks to an agreement signed in January.

The memorandum of understanding between Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho and Battelle Energy Alliance, which runs Idaho National Laboratory and operates and owns the Falcon supercomputer, provides students and researchers from the universities full access to the computer. The arrangement is expected to increase opportunities for collaboration between the lab and the universities and is an investment in INL’s future, helping fulfill a mission of INL’s Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) to train and educate the future energy workforce.