SCOnline: Appro just released details on a recent contract award to the National Nuclear Security Administration for 438Tflops worth of cluster compute. The TLCC07 program represents a multi-million dollar contract award for Appro. The award consists of 3,024 nodes/12,096 sockets/48,348 cores split between eight different clusters directed towards the three main NNSA research facilities, LLNL/LANL/Sandia. All the machines will rely on quad-core AMD processors and ConnectX Infiniband.
“The ability to provide a scalable unit in multiple scalable clusters to all three national Lab sites with a 30-50% lower TCO is of great value to NNSA’s effort to apply high performance computing to time-urgent national security challenges,” said Mark Seager, Advanced Computing Technology lead for LLNL.
The primary compute payload will consist of support for the NNSA’s Stockpile Stewardship program.
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