NNSA Supercomputers Among Fastest in the World

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration congratulates its labs and Advanced Simulation and Computing program for earning three of the top 10 spots on the latest TOP500 supercomputer list, which was released yesterday.

The three computers in the top 10 were Roadrunner (#1, Los Alamos National Laboratory); BlueGene (#5, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory); and Dawn (#9, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory).

A total of seven NNSA supercomputers made the TOP500 list.

“These complex machines allow us to maintain the safety, security and reliability of our nuclear stockpile without nuclear testing,” said NNSA Administrator Thomas D’Agostino. “They are a critical example of our investment in nuclear security making contributions to broader science and discovery. We want to congratulate the cadre of talented scientists and engineers in our labs whose work using these machines puts us on the cutting edge of national security.”
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