About the name DAS

DAS is an acronym for the "Distributed Asci Supercomputer".

Advanced School for Computing and Imaging
ASCI is an acronym for "Advanced School for Computing and Imaging", a cooperation between a number of Dutch Universities on the said subjects.

The other meanings of "DAS" in Dutch

"Das" means two completely unrelated things in Dutch: badger (you may also have a look at these badger photos and videos).
"Badger" is quite in keeping with our tradition of naming projects after black-and-white animals: Orca, Panda, Albatross, MagPIe, and Manta. "Das" also means tie (the thing you wear around your neck if you are pursuing a career).
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