Argonne's LCF Win's HPC Challenge

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The US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory Leadership Computing Facility [LCF] has been named the winner of this year’s High Performance Computing Challenge. Argonne was the clear winner in two of the four categories using 32 racks of BlueGene/P.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a winner of the HPC Challenge,” said Pete Beckman, director of Argonne’s Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). “This award proves that energy efficiency and computational power are not mutually exclusive. We can still push performance boundaries and deliver stellar results while using a fraction of the power typically needed for supercomputers.”

Argonne’s Global Random Access score of 103 GUPs was nearly three times faster than last year’s winnner.  They also won the Global FFT category with a score of 5080 Gflops.

For more info on the challenge and the results, read the full story here.