A look at the cabling supporting the Mira supercomputer in Argonne National Laboratory (Photo: ANL)
Argonne National Lab’s (ANL) Blue Gene/Q-based system Mira is the third-fastest system in the world. Mira is being used to significantly advance science and industry. Mira has 48 racks and 786,432 processors, and weigh 104 tons. It is 20 times faster and five times more energy-efficient than Argonne’s current system, Intrepid. When it goes into full production, more than 5 billion computing hours will be allotted to scientists on Mira every year. Any researcher in the world can apply for time on Mira to run programs for their experiments.