supercomputer Archive

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 …

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. …

chinaChina leads in top 500 supercomputers with 202 versus the US with 143

China has overtaking the US in the total number of ranked supercomputer systems in the top 500 by a margin of 202 to 143. It is the largest number of supercomputers China has ever claimed on the TOP500 ranking, with …

carsNvidia AI and multi-petaOps chips for class 5 automated cars within 4 years

Nvidia Corp chief executive Jensen Huang said on Thursday artificial intelligence would enable fully automated cars within 4 years, but sought to tamp down expectations for a surge in demand for its chips from cryptocurrency miners. “It will take no …

futureNew type of supercomputer could be based on ‘magic dust’ combination of light and matter

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A team of researchers from the UK and Russia have successfully demonstrated that a type of ‘magic dust’ which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually surpass the capabilities of even the most …

computerFloating Point 16 bit will be at 2-3 exaflop supercomputers in 2018

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Double precision exaflop/second has been the traditional definition of general purpose exaflop supercomputer. There are domain-specific machines and even the American DoE Summit and Sierra supercomputers where it can be different. These two machines, because of the NVIDIA Volta, will …

computerTechnical pictures and info on 95 petaflop supercomputer

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Satoshi Matsuoka‏ tweeted out details of a technical presentation on upgrades to the second most powerful supercomputer in the world, Tianhe-2A (improved from 56 petaflops to 95 petaflops).

computerWorld number two supercomputer will have doubled power to 95 petaflops

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China is upgrading its number two supercomputer with new Chinese-made Matrix-2000 GPDSP accelerators. They will replace the existing Intel Knights Corner Xeon Phi coprocessors that were installed in the Tianhe-2 back in 2013. The upgraded supercomputer will be called the …