Power Division to Spend $200 Million on New ‘Aurora’ Supercomputer
The U.S. Division of Power introduced Thursday that it’ll give Argonne Nationwide Laboratory $200 million to make the Chicago-space residence to a excessive-efficiency supercomputer that’s 5 to seven occasions quicker than present prime supercomputers. "The Aurora supercomputer will advance low-carbon power applied sciences and our elementary understanding of the universe," Undersecretary for Science and Power Lynn Orr stated in a press release. Aurora will probably be obtainable for scientific use in 2019 and use Intel Corp. system framework.
The aim is to construct a supercomputer that may assist the U.S. compete internationally with different subsequent-era computing efforts and guarantee america’ financial and nationwide safety, company officers stated. The company stated Aurora particularly will have the ability to assist develop supplies that may result in extra highly effective and environment friendly batteries and photo voltaic panels. Its different analysis areas embrace organic science, transportation and renewable power.
Argonne Nationwide Laboratory is an Power Division analysis middle situated about 25 miles west of Chicago. The award is the third and remaining a part of the $525 million Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Lawrence Livermore, or CORAL, initiative that began in November. The Power Division beforehand introduced $325 million to construct supercomputers its laboratories in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Lawrence Livermore in Livermore, California.
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