Livermore and HPE to Partner with AMD on El Capitan

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have announced that AMD will be node supplier for the El Capitan supercomputer, which is to be deployed in 2023. The system’s peak performance is expected to exceed 2 exaflops, meaning it will be 10X faster than today’s most powerful supercomputer.

The announcement states that El Capitan, with its advanced computing and graphics processing units (CPUs and GPUs), will ensure that the National Nuclear Security Administration laboratories—LLNL, Sandia National Laboratories, and Los Alamos National Laboratories—can meet their primary mission of keeping the nation’s nuclear stockpile safe, secure, and reliable.