In 2007, the National Science Foundation approved a $208-million grant to fund the creation of the world’s most powerful, leadership-class supercomputer – Blue Waters. Capable of processing more than 13 quadrillion calculations per second, Blue Waters was in continuous operation from 2013 through 2021, providing more than 39 billion core hours to scientists and engineers around the world.
Three million times faster than your laptop, a Blue Waters project may have simulated the evolution of the cosmos, delved into fine-scale processes in molecular dynamics or anything in between. Blue Waters featured:
Blue Waters Project Office Project Director, Principal Investigator
Blue Waters is supported by National Science Foundation through awards ACI-0725070 and ACI-1238993.