NERSC Flips Switch on New Flagship Supercomputer, Edison

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center recently accepted “Edison,” a new flagship supercomputer designed for scientific productivity. Named in honor of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, the Cray XC30 will be dedicated in a ceremony held at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) on February 5, 2014, and scientists are already reporting results.

Edison by the Numbers

332 terabytes memory

2.39 petaflop/second peak performance

124,608 processing cores

462 terabytes/second global memory bandwidth

11 terabytes/second network bisection bandwidth

7.56 petabytes disk storage

163 gigabytes/second I/O bandwidth

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