Oakridge Frontier 1.5 Exaflop Supercomputer

Al Geist presented a history of the Exascale Project and How Frontier Solves the Four Exascale Challenges. This is part of the Advanced Technologies Section (ATS) series of the National Center for Computational Sciences at ORNL. Chip and Network vendors greatly improved the reliability of their systems to push this problem beyond the Exaflop scale. …

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Argonne National Lab Polaris Pre-Exascale Supercomputer

U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) unveiled a new testbed supercomputer to prepare critical workloads for future exascale systems that will deliver up to four times faster performance than Argonne’s current supercomputers. Polaris will enable scientists and developers to test and optimize software codes and applications to tackle …

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Future Tesla AI Cloud Vs Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Alibaba

The Amazon AWS Global Infrastructure is built for performance. AWS Regions offer low latency, low packet loss, and high overall network quality. This is achieved with a fully redundant 100 GbE fiber network backbone, often providing many terabits of capacity between Regions. Amazon has or will soon have about 100 data centers and each data …

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Tesla AI Day Part 2 – Simulation and Dojo AI Training Exaflop Pod

Part 2 of Tesla AI Day. DOJO Training Computer – Exaflop Pod in 11 Cabinets Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, …

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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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