New Era of Discovery and Innovation

News from the Exascale Era

We are proud to partner with Cray in the coming years to usher in the era of exascale computing at LLNL, beginning the next chapter in the long, storied history we have at this Laboratory in leading-edge supercomputing,

—Bill Goldstein, LLNL Lab Director


Cray Wins NNSA-Livermore ‘El Capitan’ Exascale Award

Silicon Angle

Cray lands $600M Nuclear Security Administration supercomputer contract

The Next Platform

Cray Runs the Exascale Table in the United States

El Capitan will allow us to be more responsive, innovative and forward-thinking when it comes to maintaining a nuclear deterrent that is second to none in a rapidly-evolving threat environment.

—Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, NNSA Administrator

How El Capitan Measures Up

Understand the speed and size of an exascale supercomputer

Get past about one trillion and all those zeroes start to mean, well, zero. How do you even begin to understand the relative performance, speed, and power of one quintillion (1018) calculations — per second? Some researchers say an exaflops is equivalent to the human brain on the neural level in terms of processing power. Check out our infographic to wrap your own brain around the speed and power of Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s El Capitan supercomputer.