Chip Shot: Intel® Xeon® Processors to Power DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s New CTS-1 Supercomputing Clusters

Penguin Computing today announced with Intel that the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) will install Penguin Computing’s Tundra™ Extreme Scale (ES) series, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, to bolster computing for the NNSA’s mission of ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear stockpile. The systems are being procured under NNSA’s tri-laboratory Commodity Technology Systems program, or CTS-1, as part of the NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program and will serve Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories. The Tundra ES series, an instantiation of  the Intel® Scalable System Framework, is based on a high-density Open Compute architecture and features future generation Intel Xeon processors to deliver a peak performance range of 7-9 petaflops. When complete, these supercomputing clusters will be one of the world’s largest Open Compute-based installations. For more information, check out the Penguin Computing release.