'Edison' Scientific Supercomputer (image) DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Caption Named in honor of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, Edison is a Cray XC30 supercomputer that will serve 5,000 researchers at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, the Department of Energy's most productive scientific computing facility. Edison is unique among scientific supercomputers for its ability to handle data and simulation with equal ease and a design and deployment centered on scientific productivity. Credit Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.