Argonne National Lab Buys First SiCortex

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SiCortex just announced that Argonne National Laboratory will receive the first production model of their SC5832 supercomputer. The SC5832 was engineered from the silicon up to deliver 5.8 Teraflops of compute while only requiring 15 watts per node.

SiCortex logoAs we move into the era of petascale computing, scaling current applications to work with thousands of processors will be a major challenge,” said Rick Stevens, associate laboratory director of Computing and Life Sciences at Argonne. “We believe that the power-efficient SiCortex architecture represents the way high-performance computers will be designed in the future.

The machine will be directed toward the research areas of astrophysics, climate modeling, oil and gas exploration, seismic research and biotechnology. Read the full release here.