Computing Resources

World-Class Computing Resources

We provide world-class computational capabilities that are 10 to 100 times more powerful than systems typically available for open scientific research.

Mira, our 10-petaflops IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, is the engine that drives scientific discoveries and engineering breakthroughs at the ALCF. As one of the fastest supercomputers in the world, Mira can perform 10 quadrillion calculations per second. More than 5 billion computing hours are allocated on Mira each year.

Supporting IBM Blue Gene/Q systems – Cetus and Vesta – are used for debugging and test and development work, respectively. While Tukey, our visualization cluster, helps transform computational data into high-resolution images, videos and animations, helping users to better analyze and understand simulations produced by Mira.

Our Leadership-Class Computers