The IBM-built system comprises 4,608 nodes, each housing two Power9 CPUs and six NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs, connected with a Mellanox dual-rail EDR InfiniBand network, delivering 200 Gbps to each server, according to a report Saturday on TOP500.org, which tracks the most powerful supercomputers in the world.
Supercomputers have advanced so far and so fast that it's easy to forget that the computers called smartphones we carry around in our pockets could stroll past a state-of-the-art supercomputer of a generation ago without breaking a digital sweat.
A worker installs the fiber-optic cable within the cabinets during the installation of the new Summit supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
It is anticipated that United States would build a fully capable exasacle computing ecosystem for research by 2021, and Summit is a step towards that. "It's about making people's lives better".
The computer is to use artificial intelligence techniques, such as machine learning, which allows software to pull out insights from large data sets to try and solve problems that have stymied previous systems. From climate trend predictions to nuclear test simulations to big data and artificial intelligence, Summit and its counterparts are potentially the foolproof solutions to an uncertain future. In addition, the machine will feature more than 10 petabytes of memory.Читайте также: Donald Trump 'destroys trust' with G7 tweets: Germany
It takes up an eighth of an acre that is the size of two tennis courts with its peak energy consumption about 15 megawatts that can provide power to more than 7,000 homes. It has successfully run the world's first exascale scientific calculation. "It's what we do right here in Oak Ridge, we find a cure".
On Friday, the U.S. government and IBM unveiled Summit, a supercomputer capable of reaching 200 quadrillion calculations per second or 200 petaflops, making it 60 percent faster than China's top machine.
I want to congratulate Dr. Thomas Zacharia and his team at ORNL and extend my thanks to all the scientists, engineers, and researchers that have worked tirelessly to make Summit a reality.
For five years, China had the world's fastest computer, a symbolic achievement for a country trying to show that it is a tech powerhouse. "Summit enables us to explore much more complex models in a time efficient way so we can identify the ones that are most effective". Overall, the entire setup is intended for deep learning as well as machine learning applications. DOE's Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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