Eagle vs. Peregrine Supercomputer Stack-Up
See how NREL's newest high-performance computing system, Eagle, compares to its predecessor, Peregrine.
In just under a minute (54.4 seconds), Eagle can do as many calculations as there have been seconds in the universe (4.352e17 seconds).
2.24 petaflops (million-billion calculations per second)
8.0 petaflops (3.5X higher performance)
2,592 compute nodes
2,114 compute nodes
Modern laptops have an average of at least 4-8 cores. So, Eagle has as many cores as 19,000 cutting-edge laptops combined.
Random Access Memory
More RAM means more applications can run simultaneously.
A typical web browser tab uses 50-200 MB of RAM. Assuming an average RAM usage per tab of 125 MB (a typical YouTube video), a computer with Eagle's system memory could have 2,368,000 loaded tabs open at the same time.
296,000 GB, or 296 terabytes
High Speed Data Storage
Where Information is saved.
To match the same amount of (high-speed data) storage, you'd need 28,000 500-GB laptops—which would stack 1,423 feet, or 433.8 meters, high.
2.25 petabytes, or 2,250,000 GB
14 petabytes, or 14,000,000 GB
Frequency of communication between nodes.
If GB were people and Eagle were a grocery store, Eagle could simultaneously check out almost double the amount of people waiting in line than Peregrine could.
56 gigabytes (GB) per second
100 GB per second
Using the same amount of energy as Peregrine—about the same amount needed to heat water in 1,000 coffee pots—Eagle can perform 3.5 times the number of computations.
3.2e9 calculations per watt
8e9 calculations per watt