Closer Look: The Air Force Raptor Supercomputer

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 at large 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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