Information Technology: Department of Energy Does Not Effectively Manage Its Supercomputers: RCED-98-208

July 1998
GAO Reports;7/17/1998, p1
Government Document
Although the Department of Energy (DOE) has about 17 percent of the world's supercomputing capacity and plans to triple that capacity, DOE's national laboratories used only about 59 percent of their available supercomputing capacity in 1997. Opportunities to share supercomputers are being missed, and the largest supercomputers are not being used to run the very large-scale programs that were used to justify their acquisition. In 1997, for example, less than five percent of the jobs run on the largest supercomputers used more than one-half of the machines' capabilities.


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