IBM will provide extra processing power to the US Department of Energy (DOE)’s Argonne National Lab, quintupling Argonne’s power to 556 trillion floating point operations per second (teraflops)by using Blue Gene/P supercomputer tech.
“[Argonne Lab] has been a valuable contributor in the development of Blue Gene/P,” said Leo Suarez, head of deep computing at IBM.
“The close working relationship that we enjoy will deliver a machine that will propel scientific discovery in the most profound way since Galileo’s telescope.”
Most of the half-petaflop of available computing time will be allocated to scientific research projects by the DOE’s peer-reviewed Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) programme.
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