On October 26, 2018, the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration, LLNL, and industry partners officially unveiled Sierra, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, at a dedication ceremony to celebrate the system’s completion.
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On October 26, the DOE’s NNSA, LLNL, and industry partners officially unveiled Sierra, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, at a dedication ceremony to celebrate the system’s completion.
Dozens of members of LLNL’s Computation Directorate will attend the 2018 Supercomputing Conference. The Laboratory’s presence includes tutorials, poster and paper sessions, and the Job Fair.
This video provides a basic introduction to supercomputing, scientific computing, and high performance computing (HPC).
Sierra, LLNL’s next-generation supercomputer, is projected to provide four to six times the sustained performance and be at least seven times more powerful than Sequoia.
Work is moving fast and furious in the Livermore Computing Complex, where siting and installation for Sierra is kicking into high gear.