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ANL’s Leadership Computing Facility is talking today about an interesting milestone

ANL logoThe Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has run over two billion processor-hours of computations at a mind-boggling speed of over 557 trillion calculations a second as it enables scientists and engineers to conduct cutting-edge research in just weeks or months rather than years.

Happily, the guys actually know who tripped the 2 billionth hour

A “processor-hour” represents a single computer processor running for one full hour. In May of 2010, researchers from SUNY at Stony Brook were studying computational fluid dynamics when the ALCF reached the two billion processor-hour mark.

There is more in the release that provides a general background on the LCF at ANL, its resources, and so on. Congratulations to you guys: now get to work on 10 billion hours!

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