U.S. Department of Energy debuts world’s fastest, smartest supercomputer

Posted at 2:15 PM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 16:28:05-04

The U.S. Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory debuted the world’s fastest, smartest supercomputer called Summit on June 8.

Summit is eight times more powerful than Oak Ridge’s previous system.

The system will deliver 200 petaflops of performance- equivalent to 200,000 trillion calculations a second.

Summit is powered by more than 27,000 NVIDIA Tensor Core GPUs and was unveiled by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty.

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