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artificial intelligenceArgonne’s Aurora System and the Road to Exascale Computing 

Next-generation supercomputing capability promises major discoveries, scientific advancements, and new applications in research By Rob Johnson “Exascale systems are the fastest computers humans have ever built. Because of that, we will soon attack extremely complex problems not possible before,” said …

exaflopExaflop Supercomputer Race

The US Department of Energy is paying $500 million for the Aurora exaflop supercomputer to be built by Intel and Cray in 2021. Aurora will perform regular supercomputer research and artificial intelligence (AI) projects. There will be extreme-scale cosmological simulations, …

chinaDetails of China’s Three Prototypes of Exaflop Supercomputer Architectures

China is building three prototypes for exaflop supercomputers. Depei Qian gave a talk at SC18 is now available. China is building three prototypes with about 2 to 4 Petaflops of performance. The three systems are by Sugon, Tianhe and Sunway. …

exaflopJapan’s Post-K Supercomputer Will Have Exaflop Peak Performance

Japan’s Post-K supercomputer will have peak performance that is 100 times the performance of the 10.5 petaflop performance of the K supercomputer. The K supercomputer was completed in 2011. the post-K should be publicly operating in 2021. Am almost there …

dwave systemsThe Supercomputer Race After ExaFlops is Super Cool

The first Exaflop supercomputers are just scaling up with energy efficient modifications the technologies that have enabled the 100-200 petaFlop supercomputers. Super Cool Technologies Beyond the Exaflop Supercomputer DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) has started making petaflop supercomputers that are much more …

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

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

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

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

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

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 …