Seattle supercomputer maker Cray announced today that it has won a $40 million contract to deliver its next-generation supercomputer, code-named “Cascade” along with its Sonexion storage system, to the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. The supercomputer will be used for detailed analysis in the fields of climate modeling, biology, environmental sciences, fusion energy, astrophysics, nuclear and high-energy physics and other areas.

“From energy efficient batteries to climate change, NERSC’s 4,500 users are tackling problems that are of vital importance to our nation’s competiveness and sustainability, so it is critical that our next system NERSC-7, deliver readily accessible performance on real-world applications,” says Kathy Yelick, Associate Laboratory Director of Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab.

The NERSC is already home to a Cray XE6 supercomputer named “Hopper.” The “Cascade” supercomputer is set to debut next year.

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  • Leslie

    I’ve never owned a Cray .. does it runs Windows?

    [I think this might be a joke]

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