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Mar 22, 2019

This supercomputer will perform 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 operations per second

Popular Science

A government laboratory in Illinois will receive the fastest supercomputer in the United States in 2021, and it will be the first to hit what’s called exascale-level processing. The mammoth machine, called Aurora, will live at Argonne National Laboratory, and will be able to accomplish tasks...

Mar 22, 2019

What having the world's fastest supercomputer means for Chicago

Crain's Chicago Business

Over the next two years, Argonne will spend more than $500 million to build what's expected to be the world's fastest supercomputer. The new machine, called Aurora, will be the first to operate at exascale—1 quintillion operations per second.

Mar 22, 2019

Machine learning could help scientists invent flexible electronics

UChicago News

Organic electronics could allow companies to print electronics like paper or incorporate them into clothing to power wearable electronics—if there were only better ways to control their electronic structure. To help address this challenge, Nick Jackson, a postdoctoral fellow in the University of...

Mar 21, 2019

Argonne National Lab Will House Fastest Computer In U.S.

WBEZ Morning Shift

In 2021, the fastest computer in the U.S. will arrive at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill. Argonne says that researchers will use Aurora to learn more about human brains, invent new materials and develop alternate sources of energy. Joining the ...

Mar 21, 2019

New 'Aurora' supercomputer poised to be fastest in U.S. history

NBC News

It’s as if millions of people in coffee shops across the United States were using their laptops to do mathematical calculations while sipping their lattes — more than a billion calculations a second for each person. That’s how Rick Stevens, an associate director at Argonne National Laboratory in...

Mar 19, 2019

US Department of Energy and Intel to Deliver First Exascale Supercomputer

Intel Newsroom

Targeted for 2021 delivery, the Argonne National Laboratory supercomputer will enable high-performance computing and artificial intelligence at exascale.

Mar 18, 2019

Argonne will get world's fastest supercomputer

Crain's Chicago Business

Argonne National Laboratory plans to build the world’s fastest supercomputer, with help from chipmaker Intel, computer-maker Cray and more than $500 million from the U.S. Department of Energy. The machine, called Aurora, will be the first exascale computer in the U.S., capable of 1 quintillion—...

Mar 18, 2019

It’s Official: Aurora on Track to Be First US Exascale Computer in 2021


The U.S. Department of Energy along with Intel and Cray confirmed today that an Intel/Cray supercomputer, “Aurora,” capable of sustained performance of one exaflops, will be delivered by the end of 2021 to Argonne National Laboratory and become the United States’ first exascale supercomputer....

Mar 18, 2019

U.S. Department of Energy and Intel to Build First Exascale Supercomputer

U.S. Department of Energy

Intel Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will build the first supercomputer with a performance of one exaFLOP in the United States. The system being developed at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, named “Aurora”, will be used to dramatically advance scientific...

Mar 18, 2019

Racing Against China, U.S. Reveals Details of $500 Million Supercomputer

The New York Times

The Department of Energy disclosed details on Monday of one of the most expensive computers being built: a $500 million machine based on Intel and Cray technology that may become crucial in a high-stakes technology race between the United States and China.The...