Tri-lab partnership that will move Sierra supercomputer to Lab recognized

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Sierra is a subsequent in a prolonged line of supercomputers during Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Sierra is a subsequent in a prolonged line of supercomputers during Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The partnership of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore (CORAL) that will move a Sierra supercomputer to a Lab in 2018 has been famous by HPCWire (link is external) with an Editor’s Choice Award for Best HPC Collaboration between Government and Industry.

The endowment was perceived by Doug Wade, conduct of a Advanced Simulation and Computing (link is external) (ASC) program, in a DOE counter during Supercomputing 2015 (link is external) (SC15), and member from Oak Ridge and Argonne. HPCWire is an online news use that covers a high opening computing (HPC) industry.

CORAL represents an innovative buying plan pioneered by Livermore that couples merger with RD non-recurring engineering (NRE) contracts that make it probable for vendors to assume larger risks in their proposals than they would differently for an HPC complement that is several years out. Delivery of Sierra is approaching in late 2017 with full deployment in 2018. This buying plan has given been widely adopted by DOE labs.

CORAL’s attention partners embody IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox. In further to bringing Sierra to Livermore, CORAL will move an HPC complement called Summit to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a complement called Aurora to Argonne National Laboratory.

Sierra will be an IBM complement approaching to surpass 120 petaflops (120 quadrillion floating indicate operations per second) and will offer NNSA’s ASC program, an constituent partial of save stewardship.

In other SC15 news, LLNL’s 20-petaflop (trillion floating indicate operations per second) IBM Blue Gene Q Sequoia complement was again ranked No. 3 on a Top500 list of a world’s many absolute supercomputers expelled Tuesday. For a third year running, a Chinese Tiahne-2 (Milky Way-2) supercomputer binds a No. 1 ranking on a list followed by Titan during Oak Ridge National Laboratory. LLNL’s 5-petaflop Vulcan, also a Blue Gene Q system, forsaken out of a tip 10 on a list and is now ranked No. 12.

The United States has 5 of a tip 10 supercomputers on a Top500 and 4 of those are DOE and NNSA systems. In further to China, other countries with HPC systems in a tip 10 embody Germany, Japan, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia.

Source: LLNL