“America's economic future depends upon our ability to remain competitive in the areas of science, engineering and mathematics. Today's announcement from the Department of Energy further solidifies Oak Ridge National Lab as a global leader in supercomputing and advanced scientific research,” Corker said. “Upgrades to Jaguar and the planned development of a new supercomputer, Kraken, will produce lasting benefits for our state's economy and for American industry and innovation. It's exciting to think that solutions to some of the world’s most pressing and complex problems could be discovered right here in Tennessee.”
“Our nation’s top scientists will now be able to accomplish in hours the same world class research that previously took months to finish,” Wamp said. “The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has once again proven it can consistently complete major projects on time, on budget and exceed its original performance goals. The science accomplished in Oak Ridge will ultimately produce more and better American jobs, advanced consumer products and will dramatically increase our country’s scientific leadership around the world.”
Among the most powerful open scientific computing systems in the world, Jaguar is already in high demand by scientists wishing to take advantage of the machine’s blistering speed. The Jaguar petaflops system is unique in the balance it represents among speed, power, and other elements essential to scientific discovery. Jaguar will enable companies to reduce development costs and shorten the time required to market new technologies. It is the result of a partnership among DOE, ORNL and Cray, Inc. that has pushed computing capability at a rapid pace.
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