Edison Cray XC30
Edison Status: Up
Edison, A Cray XC30, is NERSC's newest petaflop system with a peak performance of more than 2 petaflops. Edison features the Cray Aires high-speed interconnect, fast Intel processors, large memory per core, and a multi-petabyte local scratch file system.
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center recently accepted “Edison,” a new flagship supercomputer designed for scientific productivity. Named in honor of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, the Cray XC30 will be dedicated in a ceremony held at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) on Feb. 5, and scientists are already… Read More »
Before any supercomputer is accepted at NERSC, scientists are invited to put the system through its paces during an “early science” phase. While the main aim of this period is to test the new system, many scientists are able to use the time to significantly advance their work. (»Related story: "Edison Electrifies Scientific Computing.") The Fate of Sequestered CO2 … Read More »