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NERSC announces its next supercomputer

April 29, 2014 by Francesca Verdier

NERSC and Cray Inc. announced today that they have signed a contract for NERSC's next supercomputer. The new Cray XC system will use Intel’s next-generation Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor –- code-named “Knights Landing” -- a self-hosted, manycore processor with on-package high bandwidth memory and delivers more than 3 teraFLOPS of double-precision peak performance per single socket node. Scheduled for delivery in mid-2016, the new system will deliver 10x the sustained computing capability of NERSC’s Hopper system.

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