supercomputers

exaflopWorld’s Fastest Supercomputer Triples Performance to 445 PetaFLOPS

Using HPL-AI, a new approach to benchmarking AI supercomputers, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Summit supercomputer system reached 445 petaflops or nearly half an exaflops. The system’s official Linpack performance is 148 petaflops announced in the new TOP500 list of the …

DNAFirst Billion-atom Biomolecular Simulation

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have created the largest simulation to date of an entire gene of DNA, a feat that required one billion atoms to model and will help researchers to better understand and develop cures for diseases …

businessHewlett Packard Enterprise Has Bought Cray and Will Push to ExaFLOP Supercomputers

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has bought Cray Supercomputers. Cray Research was started in 1972 by the legendary supercomputer expert Seymour Cray. HPE and Cray want to lead in the Exascale era. The promise of Exascale is more than a single …

exaflopTen Exascale supercomputers by 2023

The US is spending $1.8 billion on three exascale supercomputers which should be completed in 2021-2022. The US is building the A21 at Argonne national labs, Frontier at Oak Ridge national lab and El Capitan at Livermore national lab. By …

exaflopMost powerful supercomputer in Texas by 2019 with new cooling technology

A 250 petaflop supercomputer immersed in liquid coolant is being built in Texas. In 2019, it could be the world’s most powerful supercomputer. 40,000 server immersed in coolant are going into a data center in Houston. It is being built …

artificial intelligencePossible game changer in detection of submarines

China will try to use lasers, microwave radar and a lot of computation to detect submarines down to 500-meter depth. Experiments carried out by the United States and former Soviet Union achieved maximum detection depths of less than 100 meters, …

chinaChina is testing two prototype candidates for exascale supercomputers

China on Sunday put into operation a prototype supercomputer that will test out possible technologies and architectures for an exaFLOP supercomputer in 2020 or 2021. The Sunway exascale computer prototype was developed by the National Research Center of Parallel Computer …

computersMemristor based equation solver could cut energy used by 100 times for longer lasting smartphones

Up until now small variations in the current passing through a memristor device was not precise enough for numerical calculations. The Nanoelectronics group, University of Michigan, got around this problem by digitizing the current outputs—defining current ranges as specific bit …

futureLenovo made about 25% of the top500 supercomputers

In June, 2018, 117 of the 500 most powerful supercomputers included in the TOP500 are Lenovo installations. Nearly one out of every four systems (23.4 percent) on the prestigious list is a Lenovo solution. Most are built with 4 terabyte …

gpuRace for ExaFlop Supercomputers with GPU dominant machines

The World of supercomputers is shifting rapidly with most of the compute power coming from GPU acceleration. In June 2018, 56 percent of the additional flops were a result of NVIDIA Tesla GPUs running in new supercomputers. Most of the …