Intel has partnered with supercomputer manufacturer Cray, to create one of the fastest supercomputers on the market.
It has been dubbed Aurora and is part of a $200 million deal for the US department of Energy, which will be carried out at the Argonne National Laboratory.
Aurora won’t be delivered until 2018, but it will have a peak performance of 180 petaFLOPS. It is the ability of a computer to do one quadrillion floating point operations per second (FLOPS), making it one of the largest systems currently worldwide.
The system will also be based on Intel’s high performance computing (HPC) scalable system framework and Cray’s next-generation ‘Shasta’ supercomputer.
This news comes after the company revealed its new revolutionary 750 series consumer solid state drives (SSDs).
Intel says the new SSD can deliver four times the performance of traditional SATA-based SSDs.
Pricing has also been revealed, with the 400GB variant starting at $389 and the 1TB version starting at $1,029.