Closer Look: The Air Force Raptor Supercomputer

Last week the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Cray XE6 supercomputer, dubbed "Raptor." The system boasts 43,712 compute cores.

Last week the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright Patterson Air Force in Dayton, Ohio hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Cray XE6 supercomputer. The new system is named "Raptor" after the USAF F-22 fighter jet, and has 43,712 compute cores (16 cores/node), 2 gigabytes of memory per core and 1.5 petabytes of local (workspace) storage. Here's a brief overview of the Air Force's new supercomputer (link via InsideHPC.

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