Argonne National Lab Will House Fastest Computer In U.S.

Argonne Aurora Supercomputer
When it arrives in 2021, the Aurora supercomputer will be the fastest ever built in the U.S. Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
Argonne Aurora Supercomputer
When it arrives in 2021, the Aurora supercomputer will be the fastest ever built in the U.S. Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.

Argonne National Lab Will House Fastest Computer In U.S.

In 2021, the fastest computer in the U.S. will arrive at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill. According the University of Chicago’s news office, the Aurora supercomputer, which is being developed in collaboration with manufacturers Intel and Cray, will be able to complete a quintillion operations per second (that’s a one with 18 zeros!).

Argonne National Laboratory says that researchers will use Aurora to learn more about human brains, invent new materials and develop alternate sources of energy.

Joining the Morning Shift with more information is Mike Papka, deputy associate director for computing at Argonne National Laboratory.

GUEST: Mike Papka, deputy associate director for computing, Argonne National Laboratory

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Argonne National Laboratory’s press release about Aurora