In this video from the 2014 HPC User Forum in Seattle, Manuel Vigil from Los Alamos National Laboratory presents: Update on Trinity System Procurement and Plans.
The procurement of Trinity is a joint procurement with the DOE Office of Science to procure Trinity for ASC and the NERSC-8 supercomputer for Lawrence Berkeley National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. Trinity is the first of ASC’s advanced technology systems. According to NNSA/ASC Program Office’s recently published ASC Computing Strategy document, advanced technology systems are “the vanguards of high performance computing platform market and incorporate features that, if successful, will become future commodity technologies. These large, first-of-a-kind systems will require application software modifications in order to take full advantage of exceptional capabilities offered by new technology.”