Behind Blue Waters: Assembly of Cray XE6 Blades

Behind Blue Waters: Assembly of Cray XE6 Blades

What goes into making a supercomputer? This video shows the assembly of Cray blades that will go into Blue Waters, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications project at the University of Illinois.

What goes into making a supercomputer? For Blue Waters, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) project at the University of Illinois, there will be more than 235 Cray XE6 cabinets, each with 24 blade assemblies. In this video, Cray's Director of Manufacture Logistics Group Steve Samse demonstrates the assembly of the board and components that make up each blade. The work is being performed at the Cray facility in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The video runs 2:49 minutes.

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