First Trinity supercomputer test beds delivered to Los Alamos, Sandia
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 1:41pm
Staff at Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories welcomed the first hardware delivery for NNSA’s next generation supercomputer, called Trinity. Test beds for Trinity were delivered (two to Los Alamos and one to Sandia) as part of the New Mexico Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES) collaboration.
Trinity came out of a partnership between the two laboratories, Cray Computers and Intel. The computer will have at least eight times greater applications performance than Cielo, the current NNSA supercomputer sited at Los Alamos and will be one of the most advanced computers in the world. Trinity will be sized to run the largest and most demanding simulations of stockpile stewardship, assuring the safety, security and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear deterrent without the use of underground testing.