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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 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

America’s first exascale supercomputer to be built by 2021

The Verge

Details of America’s next-generation supercomputer were revealed at a ceremony attended by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Senator Dick Durbin at Argonne National Laboratory today. The Department of Energy’s new supercomputer will be built by Intel at Argonne, and it will be...

Mar 18, 2019

The fastest computer in the world is being built 25 miles outside Chicago. Its name is Aurora

Chicago Tribune

Smack dab in the middle of a forest preserve about 25 miles west of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory is building the fastest computer in the world. Its name is Aurora. Once it’s turned on in 2021, Aurora will be able to do more than one quintillion (that’s a 10 with 18 zeros behind it)...

Mar 18, 2019

Argonne National Lab To Get World’s Fastest Supercomputer

WBEZ 91.5

Argonne National Laboratory in west suburban Lemont will soon be home to the world’s fastest supercomputer, officials announced Monday. Nicknamed “Aurora,” the computer will be the first in the United States to operate at exascale, capable of a quintillion — or one...

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....