[ExI] The Jaguar Supercomputer

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 11:01:20 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 4:22 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 01:18:28AM -0500, John Clark wrote:
>> Right now the most powerful computer on the planet is the Jaguar XT5
>> at Oak Ridge Tennessee, it can perform 1.759 quadrillion calculations
> All thanks to the Cell CPU. The Opterons don't really register.

The XT5 has Opterons, not Cells.

>> (petaflops) per second. I like the fact that unlike many previous winners
>> of the number one spot Jaguar is not working on classified projects but
> What, an Oak Ridge iron doesn't do classified projects? You sure about that?

Oak Ridge National Lab is a DoE facility that does most of its work in
energy and the environment. The nearby Y-12 National Security Complex
is the nuke factory. There's classified work at ORNL but it's not done
on Jaguar.

I've worked at ORNL since '90.


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