The U.S. Department of Energy will have the final say over who gets to use the system with scientific projects chosen from open submissions. "It's about making people's lives better". Summit is made up of more than 9,000 22-core IBM Power9 processors and over 27,000 NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs.
IBM and Nvidia found ways to make the machine much faster, while only needing 30 percent more power than previous systems, Zacharia said, adding that Summit still needs the same amount of power it takes to serve a small town.
Stupefying? Dongarra offered another analogy: The University of Tennessee football stadium seats about 100,000 people. "And because of what we do right here at Oak Ridge, we find the cure for Alzheimer's, for that cancer, for that medical condition". Summit will also lead to scientific discoveries that were previously either impractical or simply impossible.
The machine, built for the US Department of Energy, will assist scientists with research in the fields of materials discovery, high-energy physics, healthcare and more.
U.S. launches world's most powerful Summit supercomputer! 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.
Summit has been in the works for several years now and features some truly impressive specs. However, the first tasks for the system starting next year will be help with the Department of Energy's Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. "We designed a whole new heterogeneous architecture that integrates the robust data analysis of powerful IBM Power CPUs with the deep-learning capabilities of GPUs".
Exploding stars, known as supernovas, supply researchers with clues related to how heavy elements-including the gold in jewelry and iron in blood-seeded the universe. While this makes it less powerful than Summit, it is still more advanced than anything else the Department of Energy now has access to.
Summit consists of just 4,600 nodes, compared to Titan's 18,688 nodes.
The powerful computer is the next step toward a national goal of developing the world's first fully capable exascale machine by 2021. That's what we're really all about. The supercomputer was 8th among Param series of supercomputers in India first developed in 1991. Not a race to space, but a race to all human knowledge-a race to understand everything. The speedy performance of the machine, called Summit, was announced Friday.