Last week Cray and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Frontier ― an exascale supercomputer being developed for Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Slated for delivery in 2021, Frontier is expected to be the world’s most powerful computer. It will advance science and innovation far beyond anything currently possible.
For us at Cray, the announcement of Frontier is a thrilling ― and humbling ― moment. The system is the third contract win for our new Shasta™ architecture and Cray Slingshot™ interconnect. It validates our belief in and commitment to our Shasta technology. But more importantly, Frontier underscores why our company exists. Supercomputers in and of themselves don’t change the world. But put in the hands of scientists they can and do.
Building the tools that free institutions and individuals to solve problems that affect the health, safety, security, and longevity of our world is an honor ― and has defined Cray since the beginning.