The collaboration, planned to run for at least 18 months, focuses on readying complex scientific applications for systems under development expected to achieve more than 100 petaflops
, a solid step forward on the path to exascale.
is the ability of a computer to carry out one quadrillion floating point operations per second.
The LRZ SuperMUC System was built with IBM System x iDataPlex Direct Water Cooled dx360 M4 Servers with more than 150,000 cores to provide a peak performance of up to three petaflops
in computer jargon, according to developers Fujitsu Ltd.
, this recently ascended to the summit of the Top500 list as the world's most powerful supercomputer.
SGI Prism XL is designed for accelerator-based high performance computing, enabling users to scale to tens of petaflops
or large teraflop range.
, said the November 2010 list of the "Top500" fastest supercomputers in the world at top500.
, as measured by the LINPACK benchmark, making it the fastest system in China and in the world today .
in running the Linpack benchmark application.
The supercomputer will be scaled to run continuously at one petaflop
, with occasional speeds reaching three petaflops
Ultimately, the aim of the H PCS is to provide systems capable of running more than two to four petaFLOPS
, which translates into more than two to four quadrillion floating point operations/sec.
HPCS is shooting for creating supercomputers that can deliver petaflops
- a million teraflops - of computing capacity in the 2009 to 2010 timeframe.