Los Alamos National Laboratory: Seven Decades of Computing Leadership
This IDC Buyer Case Study benefits from recent IDC discussions with officials of LANL. LANL hosts a major U.S. government–funded supercomputing center that has twice housed the world's most powerful supercomputer and that will soon operate Trinity, a system that represents an important milestone en route to exascale computing capability. Since its founding in 1943, LANL has operated 100 leading-edge scientific computers, including early iconic systems such as the LANL-developed Mathematical Analyzer, Numerical Integrator, and Computer (MANIAC). LANL is widely recognized as a leader in exploiting high-performance computing in the interests of national security and advanced scientific and engineering research. The lab has been expanding its support for industrial collaborations and novel research on technologies for large-scale supercomputer systems.
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