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December 9, 2019

New supercomputer will help develop nuclear technologies

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho National Laboratory's third supercomputer arrived in their facility this week to enable researchers to faster simulate new fuels and reactor designs, officials said.

The $19.2 million supercomputer includes about 100,000 processors and is named Sawtooth after the Idaho mountain range, the Post Register reported Wednesday. The system, ranked 37th on the 2019 Top 500 fastest supercomputers in the world, is expected to calculate mathematical equations at about six times the speed of the current systems, officials said.

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