U.S. debuts "world's fastest" supercomputer from IBM
The U.S. Bureau of Energy makes a big appearance its (IBM +0.1%) supercomputer today that it says is the speediest on the planet, beating a Chinese machine that is held the best place for a long time. A U.S. PC last held the best spot more than six years back.
The supercomputer named Summit can perform 200,000 trillion computations/second, as per IBM, or 200 petaflops. That is eight times more effective than's (CRAY +1.3%) Titan supercomputer and about twice as quick as the pinnacle speed for Chinese supercomputer Sunway TaihuLight.
Summit is housed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee (an indistinguishable area from Titan), joins innovation from Nvidia (NVDA - 0.6%), and cost about $200M.
Summit's uses will incorporate applying machine figuring out how to hereditary information to discover designs for medications for Alzheimer's, coronary illness, and opioid enslavement and to contemplate supernovas.
The following worldwide positioning of the 500 speediest logical PCs goes ahead June 25. As of November, China held 202 of the spots contrasted with 143 for the United States.