From HPCwire: Cray Wins NNSA–Livermore ‘El Capitan’ Exascale Contract

With a contract valued at $600 million, Cray will build the first exascale supercomputer for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The system, called El Capitan, is to be delivered to LLNL in late 2022, with full production targeted for late 2023. El Capitan will enable NNSA to continue to perform essential functions for the United States’ Nuclear Stockpile Stewardship Program. The US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project is ensuring that an exascale-ready software ecosystem will be in place and ready to optimally use the exascale hardware when it arrives, the article notes.