The US might be set to hang onto the position of having the most powerful supercomputer in the world for some time. AMD and Cray Computing are developing an exascale device in association with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The device is set to launch in 2021, the same year Intel and Cray are projected to give the Argonne National Laboratory with the Aurora exascale supercomputer.
“The record-breaking performance of Frontier will make sure our nation’s capability of leading the globe in science that enhances the economic prosperity and lives of all people in the US and the complete world,” Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy, claimed to the media in an interview. “Frontier will pace innovation in AI by offering researchers in the US with superlative computing and data resources to make sure the upcoming great inventions are conducted in the US.”
Pete Ungaro (Cray CEO) claimed that at 1.5 exaflops, Frontier will have the mutual power of the present world’s leading 160 supercomputers. An exaflop is equal to a quintillion calculations performed every second. If everybody on Earth perfumed out one calculation every second, it would consume over 6 Years to make as many calculations as Frontier will be capable of making in one second.
On a related note, the US may presently have the most powerful supercomputer in the world, but it is not taking any breaks. A global race is on to develop exascale supercomputers (devices having the ability of performing quintillion calculations each second) and Perry declared earlier that sub-contractor Cray Computing and Intel will make the first ever system in the nation. The supercomputer will be named as Aurora, and Intel is targeting at delivering it to the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in the Chicago area in 2021.