Be it clean energy, scientific discovery, or industrial innovation, nearly every sector of computational research stands to benefit from the DOE’s enhanced leadership computing resources.
2013 promises to be a landmark year for Department Of Energy’s (DOE’s) Leadership Computing Program and INCITE: two new systems, Titan and Mira, will be available to researchers. Titan, a Cray XK6 located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Leadership Computing Facility, features a CPU/GPU hybrid architecture that will be capable of at least 20 petaflops by 2013. Mira, an IBM BlueGene/Q located at Argonne National Laboratory’s (ANL) Leadership Computing Facility, will have a peak performance of 10 petaflops. The INCITE program is managed by the Leadership Computing Facilities and allocates the majority of those resources through peer review.
Both computing facilities are sponsored by the DOE’s Office of Science. The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
Taken together, these two systems will provide 30 petaflops of computing power to researchers in government, academia, and industry in 2013, an unprecedented metric in computational science. Furthermore, these two facilities are preparing to award up to 5 billion core hours next year, a three-fold increase compared to 2012.
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