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Argonne Moves Towards Exascale

Pete Beckman

Pete Beckman

Over at Information Week, Patience Wait writes that Argonne National Labs is developing Argo, a prototype exascale operating system.

One of those challenges is the global optimization of the whole machine,” said Argonne’s Pete Beckman. “Right now the newest chips … have a certain ability to manage power, but it’s at the chip level. We want to build supercomputers that have hundreds of thousands of chips, [so we want] to build a global system that can coordinate across all the nodes.”

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