Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) plans this year to acquire a Cray
X1E supercomputer with peak performance of 20 teraflops (trillions of calculations per second), along with a 20-teraflop Cray
XT3 massively parallel processing system, as part of the DOE's plan to build the world's most powerful supercomputing capability for open (non-classified) scientific research at ORNL.
Scientists in NCAR's Mesoscale and Microscale Modeling Division will use the CRAY
EL92 to develop and enhance regional weather forecasting models.
The AHPCRC demonstrated the use of the Fifth Generation Mesoscale Weather Forecast Model (MM5) on the Cray
X1 to produce 5-kilometer resolution weather forecasts for the entire Continental United States (CONUS), and to produce a 2.
According to Robert Ewald, Cray
Research chief operating officer, supercomputer operations, the CRAY
J916 supercomputer is a low-cost, scaled-down version of Cray
Research's proven technology.
is a registered trademark, and Cray
XT3 is a trademark, of Cray
Research provides the leading high-performance computing tools and services to help solve customers' most challenging problems.
With the addition of 816 processors to its existing 272-processor Cray
T3E-1200 supercomputer, the AHPCRC will operate the largest Cray
T3E system in the world.
Research provides the leading supercomputing tools and services to help solve customers' most challenging problems.
E[acute accent]As the global leader in HPC, Cray
provides innovative supercomputing systems that enable scientists and engineers in government, industry and academia to meet both existing and future computational challenges.
said, "For the past couple of years, NCAR has worked closely with Cray
Computer Corporation to demonstrate and improve the CRAY
-3 which is now a production quality system.
The company's results were driven by the Cray
T3E product line, the current world record-holder for actual computing speed on a real problem.
The push to a more common design put much more powerful competitors against Cray
, including IBM, Digital Equipment Corp.