Using the Kraken supercomputer and a combination of complementary methods based on the theory of quantum mechanics, researchers have developed a new computational capability to study the dynamics of possible energy and materials applications.
An expansive set of courses in high-performance computing presented by leaders in the field is available for free online. This seminar series, which began in autumn of 2013, will resume in 2014 with content about programming for supercomputers and proceed to cover a vast array of topics during winter and spring.
The University of Tennessee–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Computational Sciences—and UT’s Office of Information Technology—have announced final plans to upgrade the bandwidth of UT’s wide area network for research and education to 100 gigabit per second (100G) capability by July 2014.
Kraken has been decommissioned. Please visit the Kraken Decommission FAQs for detailed information. The information below is no longer relevant
NICS has taken delivery of a new Cray XT5. The new machine, which replaces the Cray XT4, will be called by the same name, 'Kraken'. The new Kraken XT5 will be available starting Monday February 2. Over the next two months, until March 30, both machines will be available to facilitate the transition from the XT4 to the XT5.