June 10, 2009

ORNL’s Jaguar Poised to Get Speedy Upgrade

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June 10, 2009, 2:50 am

According to Frank MungerâÃôs blog, Oak Ridge National LabâÃôs Jaguar supercomputer is poised to get a series upgrade.Â¬â  The XT5 supercomputer, currently ranked second on the Top500 list, will upgrade its core processors to the latest AMD 6-core Istanbul from its current quad core powerplant.Â¬â  Jeff Nichols, ORNLâÃôs interim associate lab director for scientific computing, said the new silicon are expected to arrive later this summer and bump performance to âÃúwell over 2 petaflops.âÃù

The big question is how much science are we going to get out of it, and that is the ultimate driver-- to get the most science that we can for the Department of EnergyâÃôs Office of Science,âÃù Nichols said...

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