Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Here Is World's Fastest SuperComputer!

The US Department of Energy on Friday unveiled Summit, which can perform 200 quadrillion calculations per second.



US Scientists introduced 'Summit', most advanced and fastest supercomputer ever, which could guarantee unbelievable potential for research in Energy, Advanced Minerals, and Artificial Intelligence. US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) designed this World's Fastest System.

Until now, Titan which was designed in 2012 used to be World's Fastest Supercomputer. It is equipped with hybrid CPU-GPU Architecture that have 27 peta flops. Titan can handle 3 billion mixed precision calculations per second.

Whereas, Summit is eight times more powerful than it's predecessor. The computing capacity is above 2 lakh trillion calculations per second. It is equipped with an IBN AC922 System consisting of 4,608 compute servers. Each one of these servers have two 22-core IBM Power9 Processors and 6 NVIDIA Tesla V100 Graphics Processing Unit Accelerators, Interconnected with dual-rail Mellanox EDR 100 Gb/s InfiniBand. Summit is of great use for the integration of Artificial Intelligence and Scientific Discovery. Researchers can use it to apply advanced techniques such as machine learning and deep learning to address issues in Human Health, High-Energy Physics, Bio-energy, and others.



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