Cray’s new XC50 supercomputer hits one petaflop of computing in a single cupboard
Cray has a brand new supercomputer known as the XC50, the successor to its XC40 mannequin and the primary supercomputer from the corporate that may ship one petaflop of efficiency (at peak) in a single cupboard. The XC50 helps the NVDIA Tesla P100 GPU accelerator, in addition to nex-gen Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi processors, and is focused at makes use of together with deep studying algorithms, which Cray says are more and more in demand and a trigger for extra use of GPUs of their supercomputer programs.
Petascale computing can assist with the steepest of superior computational duties, like climate system simulation, quantum chemistry and even simulating the exercise of natural brains at low ranges, for example. And as Cray talked about within the launch, it’s additionally more and more being utilized in AI, for deep studying purposes, that are more and more wanting like the following battleground not just for superior analysis, however for the following wave in consumer-facing providers, as properly.
The primary XC50 set up can be on the Swiss Nationwide Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano, the place will probably be and improve of the ability’s present XC30 supercomputer “Piz Daint,” and the place it is going to pair up with an XC40 set up on the website known as “Piz Dora” to create a mixed XC50 system that ranks among the many quickest total on this planet.
In the meantime, Cray additionally introduced a brand new SC40 supercomputer system codenamed “Theta” can be constructed on the U.S. Division of Power’s Argonne Management Computing Facility and Argonne Nationwide Library. Perhaps they’re making an attempt to find a portal to the upside-down?