Summit : World’s fastest super computer ever
Hi friends, today I am here with an informative and interesting topic for you and that is world’s fastest super computer in the world. Of course it will get by passed someday and maybe that someday will be soon but for now this supercomputer is in America and is also called Summit or OLCF-4. It is developed by International Business Machines Corporation or IBM for the use of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It is capable of 200 petaFLOPS (floating points per seconds). At over 340 tons, Summit’s cabinets, file system, and overhead infrastructure weigh more than a large commercial aircraft. And it occupies 5,600 square feet of floor space, Summit is the size of two tennis courts. Let’s get to some of the interesting points about the world’s fastest computer.
APPLICATION PERFORMANCE : 200 petaFLOPS (Double Precision), 3.3 exaOPS (Tensor operations)
PROCESSORS : 6 NVIDIA Volta
NUMBERS OF NODES : 4,608
POWER CONSUMPTION : 13 megawatts
NODE PERFORMANCE : 49 teraFLOPS
NODE INTERCONNECT : 300 GBps NVIDIA NVLink
TOTAL SYSTEM MEMORY : >10 PB DDR4 + HBM2 + Non-volatile
OPERATING SYSTEM : Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 7.4
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- Summit can perform 200 quadrillion floating-point operations per second (FLOPS).
- It is connected by 185 miles of fiber optic cables.
- Summit’s file system can store 250 petabytes of data.
- It occupies an area equivalent to two tennis courts, used more than 27,000 powerful graphics processors in the project.
- Summit experiment has implications for the future of both AI and climate science.
1. Researchers will be using Summit to try and solve some big medical questions, such as developing new treatments for Alzheimer’s or addiction.
2. Summit marks the first time that a supercomputer was designed specifically to work with the latest in artificial intelligence developments.
3. Investigating Astrophysics Data, With AI supercomputing on Summit, physicists can simulate these phenomena at unprecedented scale, thousands of times longer and tracking 12X more elements than previously possible.