Closer Look: The Air Force Raptor Supercomputer

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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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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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