About ASA

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Established by the Alabama Legislature in 1989, the Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA) plays a crucial role in advancing technology-driven scientific research and development across the state. 

Tasked with administering and operating the Alabama Supercomputer Center (ASC), ASA focuses on delivering high-performance computing capabilities to educational institutions, governmental agencies, and private sector organizations. 

With a commitment to fostering progress in education, research, and economic development, ASA extends its reach through the Alabama Research and Education Network (AREN). This statewide education network, overseen by ASA, facilitates connectivity for public K-12 schools, community colleges, universities, public libraries, and select government agencies. Through these initiatives, ASA strives to position Alabama at the forefront of technological innovation and knowledge dissemination.