March 22, 2011

Cray to Build Huge, Grunting 20-Petaflop ‘Titan’ for US Gov Labs

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the big supercomputer centers funded by the US Department of Energy, has tapped Cray to build a monster cluster that will weigh in at 20 petaflops when it is completed next year.

According to a presentation (pdf) by Buddy Bland, project leader for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility in the Tennessee burg of that same name, cabinets for the Cray machine, nicknamed “Titan”, will start rolling into the facility this year. The plan is for the first petaflops of number-crunching power to be installed this year, with the full 20 petaflops of the Titan machine being up and running in 2012.

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