Titan to become world's fastest supercomputer

Titan to become world's fastest supercomputer

Summary: The U.S. Department for Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is ready flip the on switch on what is expected to be the world's fasted supercomputer which promises a speed reaching 20 petaflops per second.

TOPICS: Big Data

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  • The Titan system is a 200-cabinet Cray XK7 supercomputer.

    Titan contains 299,008 CPU cores and 18,688 GPUs to guide simulations and allow its Kepler GPUs to do the hard work. Titan will contain 700 terabytes of memory.

    Titan will take up the same space as its predecessor, Jaguar and is expected to be about ten times more powerful. Titan will also draw abou the same amount of power as Jaguar.

  • Titan will be used to study climate change, nuclear energy, radiation transport, combustion, membrane fusion, nanoscale materials and more.

  • Nvidia Tesla GPUs are massively parallel accelerators based on the Nvidia Cuda parallel computing platform promises to deliver a "dramatically higher application acceleration for a range of scientific and commercial applications than a CPU-only approach."

Topic: Big Data

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  • Standards

    How about some proof reading?!? "Department for Energy's", "is ready flip", "the world's fasted supercomputer". Why is there such a lower standard online? This really reduces the value of the article in my mind.
  • Are the Jaguar parts going to end up on EBay?

    I don't need the fastest...