Two big investments into next generation supercomputers
The U.S. Department of Energy announced on Friday two new High Performance Computing (HPC) awards worth a combined $425 million. One is for $325 million, which will go to the department's Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories to build two state-of-the-art supercomputers, and the other $100 million is going to further develop extreme scale supercomputing technologies as part of FastForward 2, an R&D program.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory today announced the completion of Titan, a supercomputer capable of processing more than 20,000 trillion calculations per second. That's equivalent to 20 petaflops, which is 10 times more powerful than Jaguar, ORNL's previous flagship supercomputer. All that power will be put to use to research energy, climate change, efficient engines, materials, and to play Crysis. Wait, what?