Sunday, October 16, 2011

Supercomputing’s exascale arms race | FT Tech Hub | FTtechhub - Industry analysis – FT.com

tbd if Oracle will sue for the “Exa” prefix usage…

The current Jaguar supercomputer there will become known as Titan as it is boosted from 2- to 20-petaflop performance – that’s 20 million billion mathematical operations per second. An exaflop is 1,000 petaflops and the US wants to achieve this 50x improvement on Titan by around 2019.

China, the European Union, India, Japan and Russia are also targetting Exascale computing.

“This has become a real priority for national governments,” he said, “There’s a growing realisation around the world that high-end computing is at the root of economic competitiveness.”

Supercomputing’s exascale arms race | FT Tech Hub | FTtechhub - Industry analysis – FT.com

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