October 17, 2013
Oct. 17 -- EMSL’s new supercomputer, called Cascade, reached a milestone when it passed acceptance testing earlier this month. Cascade achieved a 2.35 petaflop per second performance – or 69% of its theoretical peak performance of 3.4 petaflop per second running a computing industry metric called the LINPACK benchmark.
It’s on track to be operational for the first of its anticipated 250 annual users starting in November.
EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, is a Department of Energy national scientific user facility located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. As a user facility, its experimental and computational systems are available to scientists around the world at no cost through an annual competitive review process. The next call for proposals will open in December 2013.
Another positive measure is the system’s efficiency in power use. During acceptance testing, Cascade consumed just 1.38 megawatts, far below the anticipated 2.5 megawatts for which it was designed.
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