Money for supercomputer coming to Argonne

April 9, 2015 11:16 PM

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The U.S. Department of Energy is investing $200 million to bring to Argonne National Laboratory by 2018 a new supercomputer that is "18 times more powerful" than its current one, Lynn Orr, the department's undersecretary for science and energy, said Thursday.

The new system, called Aurora, is also expected to be six times faster than's top-ranked supercomputer in the world, the Tianhe-2 in China, according to Mike Papka, director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.

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