The Frontier supercomputer has now become the world's first known supercomputer to demonstrate a processor speed of 1.1 exaFLOPS (1.1 quintillion floating point operations per second, or FLOPS).
Last year, Microsoft announced a billion-dollar investment in OpenAI. This year the company said they’d completed a supercomputer exclusively for OpenAI’s machine learning research.
The supercomputer will be called Aurora and Intel is aiming to deliver it by 2021. Aurora will apply AI and high-performance computing to "areas such as cancer research and climate modeling.
After a decade of development, a million-core version of the machine that will eventually be able to simulate up to a billion neurons, The SpiNNaker supercomputer, was switched on earlier this month.
The compute module is said to provide record capacity for the space industry as well as the defense and industrial complex, using 40 percent less electricity than comparable solutions.
Since 2016, SpiNNaker has been simulating neuron activity using 500,000 core processors, but the upgraded machine has twice that capacity. Now it has the capacity to perform 200 quadrillion actions simultaneously.
Spanish researchers claim they have successfully mimicked Darwinian evolution using a quantum computer.
“Accelerated Deep Learning Discovery in Fusion Energy Science” is one projects for the Aurora supercomputer which will be operational by 2021 and will perform 1 billion billion calculations per second.
The Cray XC50 supercomputer's mission is to advance nuclear fusion research and development.
Jasmin network supercomputer storage expands to 20PB of Panasas scale-out NAS, which has helped to cut analysis times for environmental data from days to hours.