Karpathy Talks Tesla FSD Technical Details

David Lee summarized and analyzed Andrej Karpathy recent technical presentation on Tesla FSD. Andrej indicated that Tesla already has over 1.8 Exaflop of processing power with 10 Petabytes of storage for its AI training computer. This is the training supercomputer that Tesla is using before the full Dojo system is set up. Andrej also indicated …

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Cerebras Trillion Transistor AI Wafer-Chip Crushes GPU Supercomputer by 200 Times

Researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Cerebras showed that a single wafer-scale Cerebras CS-1 can outperform one of the fastest supercomputers in the US by more than 200 X. They had 0.86 PetaFLOPS of performance on the single wafer system. The problem was to solve a large, sparse, structured system of linear equations …

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Exascale Supercomputers from 2020-2023

In 2021, the $500-million Aurora could become the first exascale supercomputer. Aurora should have twice the peak performance of the current supercomputer record holder which is the Fugaku at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan. After Aurora, the DOE plans to bring online a $600-million machine named Frontier at Oak Ridge National …

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Ten Exaflop European Supercomputer in 2021

The European supercomputer Leonardo, managed by Cineca, that will be installed at the end of 2021 in the new data center located in Bologna, will be based on Atos BullSequana XH2000 technology, and feature nearly 14,000 NVIDIA Ampere architecture-based GPUs and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR InfiniBand. It will deliver 10 exaflops of FP16 AI performance. It …

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Supercomputer Model Identifies Pathways and Possible Weaknesses of COVID-19

Oak Ridge National Laboratory supercomputer modeling analysis suggests COVID-19 causes the inflammatory molecule bradykinin to run amuck in the human body. The Bradykinin storm cause gel to form in the lungs and the blood vessels to leak. The same analysis identifies about ten interventions to reduce the severity of COVID-19. An easy precaution is to …

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NVIDIA Selene Supercomputer Delivers 1 exaFLOPs for AI and 27 petaFLOPs Regular Computing

NVIDIA made the supercomputing cluster called Selene in less than a month. The cluster was built in the month since the announcement of Nvidia’s new Ampere architecture and A100 artificial intelligence (AI) accelerators. Selene provides up to 1 exaFLOPs of AI, and over 27 petaFLOPs of HPM. Selene ranks as the No. 2 supercomputer for …

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Dielectric Supercooled Supercomputers at 50 Petaflops and Soon 250 Petaflops

DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) has four data centres have been recently upgraded and DUG’s global compute power now exceeds 50 PF (single-precision petaflops). Petaflop supercomputers generate a lot of heat and need efficient cooling technology. Installations such as these are traditionally air-cooled, which is inefficient, expensive, and environmentally unfriendly. DUG has developed (Patent Publication WA 2017/091862 …

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US Military Shipping Container Supercomputer Has 6 Petaflop Performance

The Department of Defense (DoD)’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) has a supercomputer in a shipping container with 6 PetaFLOPS of performance. It will be used for both training and inference workloads. It has 1.3 Petabytes of solid-state storage. The US Army paid $12 million for the 6 petaflop supercomputer in a shipping container. …

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Fugaku Could Be First Exaflop Supercomputer in 2021 If US and China Delay Beyond 2020

Fujitsu PRIMEHPC technology could build exaflop Fugaku supercomputer in 2021. Japan’s new supercomputer Fugaku is set to begin operations around 2021 with the country aiming to regain the title of building the world’s fastest computer, replacing its current supercomputer K, government-backed research institute Riken. The Fugaku, a nickname for Mount Fuji, aims to be about …

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IBM Built Three of the Top 11 Supercomputers in the World Today

IBM is the only vendor to have multiple systems in the Top 10 of the semi-annual Top500 and Green500 supercomputer lists. This includes the US Dept of Energy’s Summit and Sierra supercomputers, the overall number one and number two most powerful supercomputers in the world, along with the Lassen Supercomputer built for Lawrence Livermore National …

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