The US Department of Energy’s (ORNL) has unveiled a computer capable of handling 200,000 trillion calculations per second (200 petaflops). Laying claim to the title of the world’s most powerful supercomputer, Summit is eight times more powerful than ORNL’s previous supercomputer.
Super Computer Summit is much bigger than we are thinking, This means it is more than 1 million times more powerful than the fastest I7 laptops.
IBM Designed a system with the quadrillion operations per second, and the brains of AI and deep learning. with 4 years of continuous development Super Computer.
Credit IBM and NVIDIA
Summit (and its sister machine, Sierra, at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) represent a major shift from how IBM structured previous systems.
NVIDIA’s GPUs are in 17 of the top 100 supercomputers in the world, and that number will likely grow as GPUs become more common in supercomputing.
IBM developed a new computing architecture that combines high-performance POWER9 CPUs with AI-optimized GPUs from our partner NVIDIA.
It using six NVIDIA Tensor Core GPUs and two IBM POWER9 chips per node. Each node also features 1.6 terabytes of memory.
According to NVIDIA, It already has a packed schedule, lending its power to projects in several interesting research areas: cancer research, fusion energy, and disease and addiction, to name a few.