Clemson University's "Palmetto Cluster" ranks fifth among university-owned supercomputers in the country. That's according to the June 2013 list of Top500 supercomputers.
The Palmetto Cluster enables research and other computationally intense work that could not be done prior to the development of the system. A release from Clemson says this ranking recognizes Clemson's new role as a leader in campus-based, high-performance computing systems.
Since 1993, the Top500 list has been produced twice a year and is the most extensive survey of trends and changes in the global supercomputing arena.