NERSC announces acceptance of 100TFLOPS Cray supercomputer

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The 20,000 core Cray XT4 supercomputer known as ‘Franklin’ has been formally accepted by NERSC. The key question for XT installations appears to be ‘what colour doors on the racks?’ – in this case blue with yellow stripes. The press release from NERSC can be found here.


  1. […] The researchers set a performance record of 8.8 teraflops running on 12,090 processors from the newly installed Cray XT4 named “Franklin” at LBNL. They also set a record for “parallelism” […]