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.
Intel selected as prime contractor to deliver 180 petaflops
supercomputer at the ALCF, marking the first time in nearly two decades that Intel is taking the prime contractor role in the delivery of a supercomputer.
is the ability of a computer to carry out one quadrillion floating point operations per second.
Away from the headlines about which country and institution can put out the highest number on the petaflop
scale, power efficiency is slowly becoming a critical measure of supercomputer design.
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.
(quadrillions of calculations per second).
The supercomputer will be scaled to run continuously at one petaflop
, with occasional speeds reaching three petaflops
This computer, capable of one petaflops
, or one million billion calculations a second, will divide the Earth's surface from the depths of the ocean to the outer limits of the atmosphere into notional two-kilometre cubes, and calculate for the indefinite future what goes on, and what will go on, inside each cube.
HPCS is shooting for creating supercomputers that can deliver petaflops
- a million teraflops - of computing capacity in the 2009 to 2010 timeframe.
per second, making it the clear leader - for commercial usage - anywhere in the world.
performance with plans to increase past 5 petaflops
, the new Cray-Altair solution will take a leading position in supercomputing in Australia; it will exceed the performance of the 1.