Closer Look: The Argonne MIRA Supercomputer

The Mira supercomputer in Argonne National Laboratory

A look at the cabling supporting the Mira supercomputer in Argonne National Laboratory (Photo: ANL)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago recently held a ceremony to commission its new supercomputer, known as MIRA, which is currently the world’s fifth-most powerful supercomputer. But as the Voice of America reports, lawmakers are concerned that the United States is losing ground in international supercomputing, a field the U.S. has dominated for decades. This video from VOA provides a closer look at MIRA, and explores its position on supercomputing’s evolving frontier. This video runs about 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

See The Top 10 Supercomputers, Illustrated for a visual guide to the Top 500’s leading systems. For more supercomputing news, see our HPC Channel. For additional video, check out our DCK video archive and the Data Center Videos channel on YouTube.

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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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