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supercomputerChina has the most top 500 supercomputers but US has the most supercomputer power

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The share of TOP500 installations in China continues to rise, with the country now claiming 227 systems (45 percent of the total). The number of supercomputers that call the US home continues to decline, reaching an all-time low of 109 …

brainOne million core processors in neuromorphic supercomputer

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A neuromorphic supercomputer now has one-million processor cores. The Spiking Neural Network Architecture (SpiNNaker) machine can perform 200 trillion actions per second. Each chip has 100 million parts. The goal is to continue to scale up by 1000 times and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

artificial intelligenceNvidia DGX-2 is 2 petaflop AI supercomputer for $399,000

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NVIDIA launched NVIDIA DGX-2, the first single server capable of delivering two petaflops of computational power.A DGX-2 has the deep learning processing power of 300 servers occupying 15 racks of datacenter space, while being 60x smaller and 18x more power …

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 …