Cray to build supercomputer ‘Trinity’ for US nuclear program at $174m

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Cray Inc. is all set to build supercomputer ‘Trinity’ for US nuclear program at a cost of $174 million. The supercomputer should be complete by next year.

 

Cray Inc. is all set to build ‘Trinity’ the next generation supercomputer for The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The company has already been awarded a $174 million contract for the purpose.

 

The supercomputer is going to be very important for the US nuclear assets as this very powerful computer will manage the entire nuclear arsenal for the United States.

 

supercomputerCray is a well-established name when it comes to super computer. The company has a proven track record in the field. While introducing itself the company on its website says, “Cray provides highly advanced systems and solutions and world-class service and support to government, industry and academia. Cray technology enables scientists and engineers to not only meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges but achieve remarkable breakthroughs by accelerating performance, improving efficiency and extending the capabilities of their most demanding applications…Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of high performance computing systems and storage solutions delivering unrivaled sustained performance, scalability and reliability on a wide range of applications.”

 

The new supercomputer has been named after the first nuclear weapons test. NNSA and Cray Inc. claim that the next generation supercomputer will be at least eight times faster and more efficient than the current super computer that is deployed at the NNSA. NNSA says that the new supercomputer will help scientists to run advanced simulations as part of the Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP).

 

Bob Meisner, a top NNSA official while detailing the development says, “Trinity will serve the needs of the men and women who play an important role in solving extremely complex calculations that underpin the success of our nation’s Stockpile Stewardship Program. A very powerful mission-computing system, Trinity begins the transition to new exascale architectures. How well we make that transition has huge impacts on the future of stockpile stewardship”.

 
Bill Archer also seems to be super excited about the latest development. While talking about it he says, “The needs of the mission drive the need for increased memory rather than computing speed alone. Trinity will be a very fast machine, but the real key is having enough memory to solve extremely complex calculations for stockpile stewardship”. Archer is the program director of Los Alamos Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC).

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