The American chip developer and Cray will build the first supercomputer in the Exa era for the US Department of Energy
Like the world of servers, even in the field of supercomputers prestigious presence of the company I HAVE D Until recently it was very minimal, and almost nonexistent - but today the balance of power is already quite different, and the monstrous Frontier computer that is being revealed is a very good example of this.
The US Department of Energy hopes to be the first in the world to operate a supercomputer that crosses the performance threshold of ExaFLOPS or 1,000PetaFLOPS (and 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 computational operations every second in the language of the people) and will use the services of Cray, In a particularly prestigious collaboration with I HAVE D For all system processors and accelerators.
The cost of development and production of the Frontier is estimated at more than 500 (!) And will be based on 100 server cabinets connected with innovative connectivity technologies with a massive power consumption of tens of megawatts - all in order to achieve peak performance of 1.5ExaFLOPS, which will be a leap Of the 7 compared to the maximum performance of the current leading supercomputer in the Department of Energy, the Summit, which includes IBM general processing cores and Volta family processor processors NVIDIA.
The Frontier is intended to be the new leading computer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, and will be based on EPYC processors and Radeon Instinct accelerators from a future generation whose identity is not yet known - mainly because the construction process is expected to last for about two years and the monster is expected to have its first operation only somewhere in 2021. It would be interesting to find out what the power relations in the HPC world are between Intel, AMD,NVIDIA At the same point in time - although for now the Red camp certainly has great pride.