Intelligent Holographic Nanostructures Can Reach 400 EXAFlops and Beyond Human Brain Neural Density

An AI optical circuit has been made with a neural density equal to 1/400 of human brain. The circuit is trained to process information through unpowered all-optical inference at the speed of light with a computational power more than ten orders of magnitude larger than electronic processors. In future, its neural density is expected to …

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Future Wafer Scale Chips Could Have 100 Trillion Transistors

The AI startup Cerebras has shown that a single wafer-scale Cerebras CS-1 can outperform one of the fastest supercomputers in the US by more than 200 times for physics simulations and many AI applications. They had 0.86 PetaFLOPS of performance on the single wafer system. The waferchip was built on a 16 nanomber FF process. …

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Exascale Supercomputers from 2020-2023

In 2021, the $500-million Aurora could become the first exascale supercomputer. Aurora should have twice the peak performance of the current supercomputer record holder which is the Fugaku at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan. After Aurora, the DOE plans to bring online a $600-million machine named Frontier at Oak Ridge National …

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Ten Exaflop European Supercomputer in 2021

The European supercomputer Leonardo, managed by Cineca, that will be installed at the end of 2021 in the new data center located in Bologna, will be based on Atos BullSequana XH2000 technology, and feature nearly 14,000 NVIDIA Ampere architecture-based GPUs and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR InfiniBand. It will deliver 10 exaflops of FP16 AI performance. It …

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World’s Fastest Supercomputer is Japan Fugaku at 415 Petaflops

The Fugaku supercomputer is the new fastest supercomputer and is almost 3 times faster than the Summit Supercomputer. Fugaku High Performance Linpack (HPL) was 415.5 petaflops. Fugaku uses Fujitsu’s 48-core A64FX SoC. It is the first world fastest computer to use ARM processors. In single or further reduced precision, which are often used in machine …

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2020s Will See Trillions of Molecular Devices on CMOS Chips

The Roswell Biotechnology and IMEC Molecular Electronics chips will seek to master the integration of molecular devices with nanometer precise CMOS. Molecular electronics will be the next era of biotechnology for next level gene sequencing, many new devices and massive new data storage using DNA. CMOS is reaching 1-2 nanometer precise features using EUV lithography. …

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US Military Shipping Container Supercomputer Has 6 Petaflop Performance

The Department of Defense (DoD)’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) has a supercomputer in a shipping container with 6 PetaFLOPS of performance. It will be used for both training and inference workloads. It has 1.3 Petabytes of solid-state storage. The US Army paid $12 million for the 6 petaflop supercomputer in a shipping container. …

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Fugaku Could Be First Exaflop Supercomputer in 2021 If US and China Delay Beyond 2020

Fujitsu PRIMEHPC technology could build exaflop Fugaku supercomputer in 2021. Japan’s new supercomputer Fugaku is set to begin operations around 2021 with the country aiming to regain the title of building the world’s fastest computer, replacing its current supercomputer K, government-backed research institute Riken. The Fugaku, a nickname for Mount Fuji, aims to be about …

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World’s Fastest Supercomputer Triples Performance to 445 PetaFLOPS

Using HPL-AI, a new approach to benchmarking AI supercomputers, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Summit supercomputer system reached 445 petaflops or nearly half an exaflops. The system’s official Linpack performance is 148 petaflops announced in the new TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer, NVIDIA ran HPL-AI computations in less than …

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IBM Built Three of the Top 11 Supercomputers in the World Today

IBM is the only vendor to have multiple systems in the Top 10 of the semi-annual Top500 and Green500 supercomputer lists. This includes the US Dept of Energy’s Summit and Sierra supercomputers, the overall number one and number two most powerful supercomputers in the world, along with the Lassen Supercomputer built for Lawrence Livermore National …

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