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Blue Waters will enable researchers to investigate challenging and heretofore impossible problems.

Panoramic image of the Blue Waters super computer system


Blue Waters has been configured to solve the most challenging compute-, memory- and data-intensive problems in science and engineering. It has tens of thousands of chips (CPUs & GPUs), more than a petabyte of memory, tens of petabytes of disk storage, and hundreds of petabytes of archival storage.

Credit: NCSA/University of Illinois
 
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