Systems News

In order to more accurately describe the services provided, the Consolidated Customer Assistance Center (CCAC) has been renamed the "HPC Help Desk." This change is effective immediately. Access to the HPC Help Desk ticket system has changed from its old location to the new https://helpdesk.hpc.mil. Accordingly, the email address to contact the HPC Help Desk has become help@helpdesk.hpc.mil. The old URL and email address will remain available with auto forwarding and redirection for a period of time, but you are encouraged to update your bookmarks and contacts now. The phone number, 1-877-222-2039, will remain the same.

The ARL DSRC Cray XC-40 system debuted at #19 of the world's TOP 500 list of most powerful supercomputers on November 17th, 2014. ARL took delivery of its most recent HPC system, a 101,184 core Cray XC-40. The system was acquired through the DOD High Performance Computing Modernization Program and will complement a stable of other HPC resources at the ARL DOD Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC). The ARL DSRC Cray XC-40 system will be one of the largest to date in the DOD HPC Program boasting 101,184 cores augmented with 32 NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPGPUs. The system has a theoretical peak of over 3.7 PETA Flops, 400 TBytes of memory, and 122 TBytes of solid-state disk (or 'flash' storage). ARL's Excalibur system will serve as a key HPC resource for the DOD Research, Development and Test and Evaluation communities.

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ARL's newest HPC system, Excalibur, has over 101,000 cores and a theoretical peak speed of 3.7 PETAFlops.