3 Things: GISD’s Mobile Library Puts Reading on Wheels


Garland ISD’s newest library is on wheels, Dallas-based StackPath offers on-demand security services, and a grant will allow UTA physicists to upgrade the Titan supercomputer. 

Garland ISD’s newest bus gives community members easier access to books. The mobile library hit the streets last week in Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse. It offers shelves of books that community members can check out without having to travel to a bricks-and-mortar building. Rowlett Lakeshore Times has more on the new initiative.

Dallas-based StackPath is disrupting the security services realm with its on-demand consumption model. Instead of signing up for a multiyear contract that may cost millions, founder and CEO Lance Crosby wants users to try out software from the StackPath website and then allow them to pay based on their usage. The security services startup plans to take in new customers in by mid-September. D CEO has more on the model. 

Physicists at The University of Texas at Arlington have been given the task of updating software for the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in Tennessee. A $1.06 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will fund the project, which will enable the computer to better harness colossal amounts of data for scientific experiments. Learn more about the project and UTA’s work with supercomputers here.

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