Intel is working with Cray supercomputer to 180 petaflops




Intel in collaboration with supercomputer maker Cray machine building for the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. The computer, which should be ready in 2018, will enable it expected 180 petaflops.

The US Department of Energy will pay $ 200 million for the supercomputer Aurora. The machine is part of a project to build several supercomputers at Argonne that are five to seven times more powerful than today’s supercomputers. In comparison, the fastest supercomputer in the top 500 of November 2014 reached 33.9 petaflops. Aurora is the third and final computer within the Coral initiative , which was announced in 2014. A total of $ 525 million stake.

The research goals that Aurora should be deployed vary. As must be done on new materials that provide more powerful and longer lasting batteries, solar panels and better. Research will also be done for better biofuels and the effects of those fuels organisms to effective disease control and to renewable energy sources, such as more efficient and quieter turbines for windmills, and better design of the blades.

The system will use partly still developing Intel High Performance building blocks, such as future generations of 10nm Intel Xeon Phi processors, Intel’s Omni-Path-fabricated high-speed connection technology, a new, non-volatile memory architecture and a file system that uses Intel’s Lustre.


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