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Apr 9, 2015

Cray's Next-Generation "Shasta" Supercomputer Chosen for Argonne National Laboratory's "Aurora" System


MarketWatch

SEATTLE, WA, Apr 09, 2015 -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a subcontract from Intel to integrate and deliver two next-generation supercomputers and associated storage at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (...

Apr 9, 2015

Future Intel Chips Shine in 180 Petaflops Argonne Supercomputer


The Platform

For the first time in over twenty years of supercomputing history, a chipmaker, as opposed to a systems vendor, has been awarded the contract to build a leading-edge national computing resource. This machine, expected to reach a peak performance of 180 petaflops, will provide massive compute...

Apr 9, 2015

Last But Not Least: Argonne’s $200 Million Supercomputing Award


HPCWire

A supercomputer named Aurora is on track to become the fastest system in the United States and possibly the world. Just a few hours ago, DOE Undersecretary Franklin “Lynn” Orr, announced that Intel Corp. and Cray Inc. had been selected to supply Argonne National Laboratory with a 180 petaflops...

Apr 9, 2015

Energy Department to give Argonne $200 million for new supercomputer


Crain's Chicago Business

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday that it will give Argonne National Laboratory $200 million to make the Chicago-area home to a high-performance supercomputer that is five to seven times faster than current top supercomputers.
 

Apr 9, 2015

U.S. DOE Awards $200M for Supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory


HPCWire

ARGONNE, Ill., April 9 — Today, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science and Energy Lynn Orr announced two new High Performance Computing (HPC) awards that continue to advance U.S. leadership in developing exascale computing. The announcement was made...

Apr 9, 2015

Energy Department to Spend $200 Million on New Supercomputer


ABC News

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday that it will give Argonne National Laboratory $200 million to make the Chicago-area home to a high-performance supercomputer that is five to seven times faster than current top supercomputers.
 

Apr 9, 2015

Intel, Cray Picked for $200 Million Supercomputer Project


Wall Street Journal

Intel Corp. has been selected as the prime contractor to supply what could be the world’s fastest supercomputer, collaborating with Cray Inc. on a $200 million Energy Department project for Argonne National Laboratory that uses some previously undisclosed chip technology.
 

Apr 9, 2015

U.S. Department of Energy Selects Intel to Deliver Nation’s Most Powerful Supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory


BusinessWire

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Apr 9, 2015

The nation’s newest supercomputer is coming to Argonne National Laboratory


WBEZ's Tech Shift

The Department of Energy announced that Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill. will be home to the nation’s latest state-of-the-art supercomputer. It’s called Aurora. Michael Papka and Susan Coghlan are the people in charge of computing at Argonne, and they give us the details....

Apr 9, 2015

New supercomputer for Argonne National Lab


Chicago Sun Times

Argonne National Laboratory will get a new supercomputer that’s over 17 times faster than its existing one — the result of a $200 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, officials announced Thursday.

The supercomputer, named Aurora, is slated to be...

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