Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has entered a contract with IBM to deliver a next-generation supercomputer in 2017. The system, to be called Sierra, will serve NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing program.
Procurement of Sierra is part of DOE-sponsored Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore national labs (CORAL) to accelerate the development of high performance computing. CORAL will result in delivery to each laboratory of a supercomputer expected to provide about five times the performance of today’s top systems.
Under the contracts, Livermore and Oak Ridge will work with IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox to deploy systems of about 150 petaflops to advance science and ensure national security. Argonne is expected to finalize a contract at a later date.