United States pumping hundreds of millions of euros in new supercomputers




The US Department of Energy is $ 425 million, converted about 339 million euros to spend on include two supercomputers. Intended for scientific and military purposes and to be the fastest computers in the world.

The ministry made ​​Friday that a large part of the amount, about $ 325 million, is intended for the development of two supercomputers. The project was earlier this year launched under the name of Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne and Lawrence Livermore , known as coral. For the development of the two supercomputers, the Ministry together with IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox.

The intention is that the two computers five to seven times faster than existing models in the United States, says the ministry in a statement. The most powerful supercomputer to date in the US, the Titan Cray that the position two years ago took over the IBM Sequoia system.

According to Reuters is the power of the two future supercomputers, and the Summit Sierra, 150 and 100 petaflops. That’s more than the fastest computer in the world so far: the Tianhe-2 in China, which has a power of at least 33.9 petaflops features . The United States say that the computers are needed in order to be able to compete in the world economic and military field.

Besides the money for supercomputers, the US government also pumped $ 100 million into the development of scalable computer systems over the next decade. For this, the Ministry is working with the National Nuclear Security Administration. There do Titan builder Creay, AMD, IBM, Intel and Nvidia participate.



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