Today Intel announced the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne Leadership Computing Facility has awarded Intel Federal LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation, a contract to deliver two next-generation supercomputers at Argonne National Laboratory. Designed and built in partnership with Cray Inc., the system, to be called Aurora, will be based on Intel’s high performance computing (HPC) scalable system framework and Cray’s next-generation “Shasta” supercomputer. Aurora will be delivered in 2018 and have a peak performance of 180 petaFLOPS, making it the largest system currently procured worldwide. This contract is part of the DOE’s initiative to build state-of-the-art supercomputers at Argonne, Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories that will help advance U.S. leadership in scientific research and position it at the forefront of next generation exascale computing for years to come. Review this interactive photo capsule for more information.