Argonne National Lab’s BlueGene/P supercomputer, Intrepid, has been named the fastest supercomputer in the world available to open science. The third ranked Intrepid is located at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. With a peak performance of 557 Tflops and an achieved speed of 450.3, the new BlueGene/P edged out the Ranger supercomputer at TACC for the fastest super in open scientific research.
Intrepid’s speed and power reflect the DoE Office of Science’s effort to provide the R&D community with powerful tools to make innovative and high-impact science and engineering breakthroughs,” said Rick Stevens, associate laboratory director for computing, environmental and life sciences at Argonne.
Exactly how much of Intrepid is going to open science research? Eighty percent to be exact. DoE’s highly selective INCITE program will manage the allocations on the new machine [the Ranger machine is tasked through the Teragrid].
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