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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Argonne’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 Rick Stevens, associate laboratory director for computing, environment and life sciences at Argonne National Laboratory …

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Exaflop 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, discovering new approaches for drug response prediction and discovery of materials for the creation of …

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Details 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. The systems have upgraded processors, interconnects and cooling. China is upgrading its national high performance …

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Japan’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 from the airport but first my Uber will have to cut through downtown to avoid …

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The 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 energy efficient by switching to dielectric liquids for cooling. They are cutting energy usage and …

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