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petaflopsCray Shasta supercomputer in 2020 with about 100 petaflops

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Cray is building new Shasta Supercomputers. The first will be built for $146 million at Berkeley National Labs. It will use AMD Epyc processor and the next-generation Einstein Nvidia Tesla GPU accelerator. The “Perlmutter” NERSC-9 supercomputer will be installed in …

petaflopsUS now has first and third most powerful supercomputers

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) unveiled Sierra the world’s third fastest supercomputer. Sierra has a peak performance of 125 petaFLOPS — 125 quadrillion floating-point operations per second. Early indications using existing codes and benchmark tests are promising, demonstrating as predicted …

ibmIBM has most powerful 200 Petaflop supercomputer and will sell same architecture commercially

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Oak Ridge National Labs has unveiled the 200 petaflop Summit supercomputer. The USA has retaken the world’s most powerful computer. They have smartest artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer and reached a major computing milestone. The USA has the best supercomputer for …

artificial intelligenceNextPlatform estimates Google has double TPU3 chip performance and dense racks

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Google announced the TPU 3.0 AI coprocessor and said it is 8 times faster than the TPUv2. Above – Pods: TPUv2 (top) and TPUv3 (bottom) Photos of the full TPUv3 pod show Google scaled its next-generation pods: There are twice …

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 …

artificial intelligenceBreakthrough AI convolutional neural network using an optical coprocessor

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Optalysys has created convolutional neural network using its optical coprocessor. The UK-based company has developed optical computing hardware that uses lasers and spatial light modulators (SLMs) to perform complex numerical processing at extremely high speeds and using very little power. …

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 …

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

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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. …

exaflopNew supercomputers and the exaFLOP race

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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 …