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exaflopWill 1000 ExaFlop Supercomputers Come from Brute Force Scaling or New Technology?

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Next year the world will have its first ExaFlop Supercomputer. This supercomputer will likely be built in China. The USA will follow about 12 months after with the A21 ExaFlop supercomputer in 2021. Ten researchers from China’s National University of …

artificial intelligenceIBM Investing $2 Billion in an AI Center and Targets 1000 Times Improvement by 2029

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IBM will invest $2 billion to develop artificial intelligence hardware and boost AI performance by 1000 times over the next ten years. IBM is partnering with State University of New York to develop an AI Hardware Center at SUNY Polytechnic …

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 …

futureLenovo Made About 25% of the Top500 Supercomputers

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In June, 2018, 117 of the 500 most powerful supercomputers included in the TOP500 are Lenovo installations. Nearly one out of every four systems (23.4 percent) on the prestigious list is a Lenovo solution. Most are built with 4 terabyte …

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 …