NNSA Taps Cray for New High-Speed Supercomputer for Los Alamos Lab

July 11, 2014 5:20 PM

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NNSA Taps Cray for New High-Speed Supercomputer for Los Alamos Lab

The National Nuclear Security Administration awarded Cray Inc. a $174 million contract to develop a new supercomputer capable of crunching data at speeds measured in multiple quadrillion of operations per second (petaflops) to conduct nuclear weapons simulations.

Neither Cray nor NNSA disclosed the speed of the new machine. However, if in operation today, the new machine would rank in the top 10 class of supercomputers, said Nick Davis, a Cray spokesman.

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