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A Peak Inside Oak Ridge and Supercomputing’s Future

Over at Datacenter Knowledge, Rich Miller takes a tour of the 18 Megawatt datacenter at Oak Ridge National Labs, home of three of the most powerful Cray supercomputers in the world. He also provides a glimpse of the future.

We envision two systems beyond Titan to achieve exascale performance by about 2018,” wrote Jeff Nicheols, Associate Laboratory Director for Computing and Computational Sciences. “The first will be an order of magnitude more powerful than Titan, in the range of 200 petaflops. This system will be an exascale prototype, incorporating many of the hardware approaches that will be incorporated at the exascale. We hope to scale this solution up to the exascale.”

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