Los Alamos Labs seeking bids on new supercomputer
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory has put out a request for proposals for a new supercomputer.
The Los Alamos Monitor reports one of the nation’s premier nuclear labs announced recently it is seeking bids on a supercomputer dubbed “Crossroads.”
Like the supercomputer the lab has now, “Trinity,” Crossroads will be put to work helping to maintain the nation’s nuclear stockpile.
Supercomputers employed by the U.S. Department of Energy often are used to test, through computer simulation, the components of nuclear weapons in the stockpile as well as the weapon’s power and capabilities.
Crossroads’ increased computational power is expected to be able to render simulations and modeling more accurately.
Responses to the lab’s requests for proposal are due by March 18.
Information from: Los Alamos Monitor, http://www.lamonitor.com