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US Built Supercomputer Which Is The Fastest In The World

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US Built Supercomputer Which  Is The Fastest In The World

Subsequent to missing out to the vast majority of Asia and Europe over having the world's speediest supercomputer for a great part of the most recent decade, the US is back on top with its Summit supercomputing machine. The machine lives in the US Energy Department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

In terms of hard numbers, the machine doesn’t disappoint with a theoretical peak of 200 petaflops (or 200,000 teraflops/trillion calculations per second). In simpler words, it can process as many calculations as it would take for 6.3 billion humans if they calculated every second for an entire year in a second.
It dethrones China’s Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer, which could do “only” 93 petaflops. It is 8 times faster than America’s own previous best. Stored in Tennessee, it occupies as much space as two tennis courts. Power is provided by 185 miles of cables, while 4000 gallons of water is supplied every hour to dissipate the heat.
The Summit was developed in co-operation with Nvidia and Intel, built out of 37000 processors, of which 28000 are graphical (which is quite unorthodox for a supercomputer) and 9000 conventional, and 4608 individual computer servers with each of them providing 10 petabytes of memory.
The supercomputer was built with the purpose of advancing the artificial intelligence research and development, but that won’t be its sole purpose. During its creation, researchers used it to discover the changes in the human genome, and expect it to predict climate variations, perform nuclear simulations and natural resource mining.
China does in any case have the greater part of the world's speediest supercomputers, 202, with US's 143 and Japan's 35 being the following best. With the rate at which we are seeing the expansion in speeds, the objective of the initial 1,000 petaflops, or an exascale supercomputer, could make a big appearance sooner than we'd anticipate

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