We are excited to continue serving the needs of the Army, the AHPCRC
and the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program for advanced supercomputer technology.
With the addition of 816 processors to its existing 272-processor Cray T3E-1200 supercomputer, the AHPCRC
will operate the largest Cray T3E system in the world.
program will further enhance our ability to provide solutions for the DoD's most advanced weapons platforms and science programs.
demonstrated the use of the Fifth Generation Mesoscale Weather Forecast Model (MM5) on the Cray X1 to produce 5-kilometer resolution weather forecasts for the entire Continental United States (CONUS), and to produce a 2.
Paul Muzio, AHPCRC
Support Infrastructure Director and vice president of Network Computer Services, Inc.
This first full-production Cray X1 system, installed at the AHPCRC
, already has demonstrated its ability to achieve breakthrough performance results while running Army applications in computational fluid dynamics, computational mechanics and battlefield weather forecasting that are of great importance to the defense of the United States," Muzio said.
This week, the AHPCRC
demonstrated the use of the NCAR/Penn State Mesoscale Weather Forecast Model, MM5, on the Cray X1 system to produce a forecast for the entire United States with a resolution of 5 kilometers," Muzio said.
Through our prior acquisition of early-production Cray X1 systems, the AHPCRC
and NCSI were able to thoroughly evaluate the capabilities inherent in this new hierarchical parallel vector processor architecture.
is the first site in the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program to acquire a Cray X1 system.
The systems will be used to support the activities of the AHPCRC
and, through the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP), the larger defense science and technology community.
The systems are being acquired by and will be operated for the AHPCRC
by Network Computing Services, Inc.