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Edison Phase 1 Arrives at NERSC

November 27, 2012


The first phase of NERSC's newest supercomputer is named in honor of U.S. inventor Thomas Alva Edison.

Phase 1 of NERSC's newest supercomputer, named Edison, was delivered on November 27, 2012. The architecture is a Cray XC30 ("Cascade") and it will be installed in two phases. When it is fully installed in 2013, Edison will have a peak performance of more than 2 petaflops (1015 floating point operations per second). The integrated storage system will have more than 6 petabytes of storage with an I/O bandwidth of 140 gigabytes per second. The system is named  after U.S. inventor and businessman Thomas Alva Edison.  More>

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