US Department of Energy and Intel to Deliver First Exascale Supercomputer


Just for reference: An exaflop is a billion billion (i.e. a quintillion) calculations per second. Your average CPU does about 100 or more gigaflops. A thousand gigaflops is a teraflop, a thousand teraflops makes a petaflop, and a thousand petaflops makes an exaflop.

That’s a lot of cooling.

“Argonne’s Aurora system is built for next-generation artificial intelligence and will accelerate scientific discovery by combining high-performance computing and artificial intelligence to address real world problems, such as improving extreme weather forecasting, accelerating medical treatments, mapping the human brain, developing new materials and further understanding the universe – and that is just the beginning,” said Argonne National Laboratory Director Paul Kearns.

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