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Interview: Penguin Computing Lands Biggest Open Compute Contract Ever for HPC

The Open Compute Project got a major endorsement in the HPC space news of NNSA’s pending deployment of Tundra clusters from Penguin Computing. To learn more, we caught up with Dan Dowling, Penguin’s VP of Engineering Services.

Penguin Computing to Build 7-9 Petaflops of Open Compute Clusters for NNSA

Today the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced a contract with Penguin Computing for a set of large-scale Open Compute HPC clusters. With 7-to-9 Petaflops of aggregate peak performance, the systems will be installed as part of NNSA’s tri-laboratory Commodity Technology Systems program. Scheduled for installation starting next year, the systems will bolster computing for national security at Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories.

Video: Looking to the Future of NNSA Supercomputing

In this video, Douglas P. Wade from NNSA describes the computational challenges the agency faces in the stewardship of the nation’s nuclear stockpile. As the Acting Director of the NNSA Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing, Wade looks ahead to future systems on the road to exascale computing.

LLNL Breaks Ground on New Supercomputing Facility

This week Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory broke ground on a modular and sustainable supercomputing facility that will provide a flexible infrastructure able to accommodate the Laboratory’s growing demand for HPC.