Mar 7, 2011

Air Force Research Laboratory, the supercomputer "Raptor "

The Air Force Research Laboratory Super Computing Resource Center organized a ceremony officially known, the new supercomputer. XE6 Cray system, called "Raptor"to Air Force F-22 fighter, has the distinction of being the largest supercomputers in the Department of Defense.

The machine has 43 712-core 2.4GHz AMD Magny Cours team, 87.7 terabytes of memory and 1.6 petabytes of usable storage space provided. Gemini Cray interconnect technology enables the computer processor at speeds of up to 16 gigabytes per second to communicate. The cabinets are controlled by temperature ECOphlex liquid cooling technology that reduces energy costs.

Raptor has a crucial role in AFRL researchers to carry out its mission. Advanced promote leader in the discovery, development and integration of military technology available to the capabilities of U.S. forces in the air system processing power for the next generation of weapon systems design and other design concepts.

The Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program meet to monitor access to the Raptor HPC to the needs of defense science and technology.