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exaflopTen Exascale supercomputers by 2023

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The US is spending $1.8 billion on three exascale supercomputers which should be completed in 2021-2022. The US is building the A21 at Argonne national labs, Frontier at Oak Ridge national lab and El Capitan at Livermore national lab. By …

exaflopMost powerful supercomputer in Texas by 2019 with new cooling technology

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A 250 petaflop supercomputer immersed in liquid coolant is being built in Texas. In 2019, it could be the world’s most powerful supercomputer. 40,000 server immersed in coolant are going into a data center in Houston. It is being built …

computersChina building $145 million superconducting computer that is up to 1000 times more energy efficient

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China is building a 1 billion yuan (US$145.4 million) superconducting computer. It will be able to help develop new weapons, breaking codes and analyzing intelligence. It will use supercooled circuits made of superconducting materials. It will use 40 to 1000 …

artificial intelligencePlans that require an exaFLOP AI supercomputer first are broken nuclear fusion plans

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Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and Princeton University will use the exaFLOP Aurora supercomputer starting in 2021 to help solve the problems and complexities associated with the ITER tokomak project. Regular Nextbigfuture …

chinaChina is testing two prototype candidates for exascale supercomputers

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China on Sunday put into operation a prototype supercomputer that will test out possible technologies and architectures for an exaFLOP supercomputer in 2020 or 2021. The Sunway exascale computer prototype was developed by the National Research Center of Parallel Computer …

exaflopGerman university getting multi-petaflop Cray CS500 supercomputer

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Paderborn University (Germany) has selected a Cray CS500 cluster accelerated by FPGAs as the first phase of its Noctua multi-petaflop supercomputer. The new supercomputer will be comprised of 272 compute nodes, connected by Intel’s 100 Gbps Omni-Path fabric. Each node …

exaflopUS is funding $400-600 million for each of three exascale supercomputers to be delivered by 2022

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science (SC) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) are collaborating to acquire non-recurring engineering (NRE) and up to three exascale High Performance Computing (exascale HPC) systems. This collaboration, known as CORAL, involves Argonne …

exaflopArgonne National Lab plans Exaflop supercomputer in 2021

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In 2021, Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) will deploy Aurora, a new Intel-Cray system. Aurora will be capable of over 1 exaflops. It is expected to have over 50,000 nodes and over 5 petabytes of total memory, including high bandwidth …

exaflopUpgraded Swiss Supercomputer is world number 3

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The Piz Daint supercomputer is a Cray XC50. It was upgraded for about $42 million with almost 5000 Nvidia processors late in 2016. With a peak performance of seven petaflops, “Piz Daint” has been Europe’s fastest supercomputer since its debut …

exaflop4 petaflop Cray computer will be used for nuclear fusion research in Japan

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Japan has selected a Cray XC50 supercomputer to support its mission to advance nuclear fusion research and development. It will be a 4 petaflop computer that will replace a 1.5-petaflop Bullx cluster known as Helios that was shutdown already. It …