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chinaChina is testing two prototype candidates for exascale supercomputers

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

europeEU $1.2 billion supercomputer project to several 10-100 PetaFLOP computers by 2020 and exaFLOP by 2022

The European Union will spend one billion euros ($1.2 billion) to try to catch up to China, the U.S. and Japan in supercomputing. The goal of the project is for Europe to acquire two “world-class” supercomputers, capable of at least …

chinaChina’s 240 petaflop supercomputer and 200+ petaflop US supercomputer will be competing in a few months

China will be launching one of three pre-exaFlop supercomputers later this year. The new supercomputer will be 200 times faster and have 100 times more storage capacity than the Tianhe-1 supercomputer, China’s first petaflop supercomputer launched in 2010, Zhang said. …

europeEU proposes 1 billion euro investment in world class supercomputers over the next 3-5 years

The European Commission contribution in EuroHPC will be around EUR 486 million under the current Multiannual Financial Framework, matched by a similar amount from Member States and associated countries. Overall, around EUR 1 billion of public funding would be invested …

exaflopNew supercomputers and the exaFLOP race

China has an exaflop supercomputer budget of $150 million to $300 million. The exaflop supercomputer could be built as early as 2019. It is to be built in Shandong province coast as soon as 2019 to support ocean research in …