CORAL Collaboration to Deliver Three 200 Petaflop Systems in 2017

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coralOver at LLNL, Don Johnston writes that Lawrence Livermore National Lab has joined forces with Oak Ridge and Argonne to deliver next generation supercomputers able to perform up to 200 peak petaflops, about 10 times faster than today’s most powerful high performance computing (HPC) systems.

CORAL is an important step in the development of the exascale systems needed to take on complex scientific problems — such as global climate and weather modeling — that today’s top HPC machines cannot address with sufficient resolution. Such HPC systems are a cornerstone of the nation’s’ effort to ensure the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s aging nuclear deterrent as well as other national security challenges.

Livermore’s system will be called Sierra and will be developed to support the applications critical to stockpile stewardship. System deployment should be sometime in 2017.

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