There is a great deal of activity in the fields of energy, advanced minerals and AI (Artificial Intelligence). The American researchers have come up with a smart & scientific supercomputer named 'Summit' which provides an unbeaten computing potential for research in above-mentioned fields. Summit is the most powerful and super fast computer in the world, designed by US Dept of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
With massive capacity of computing over 200,000 trillion calculations per second, Summit is eight times more powerful than its previous best system called 'Titan'. Designed in 2012, Titan is a hybrid CPU-GPU architecture with 27-peta flops. This supercomputer is able to handle 3 billion mixed precision calculations per second. So, what are the in-build parts used to design Summit? - an IBN AC922 system that consists of 4,608 compute servers, each containing two 22-core IBM power9 processors and 6 NVIDIA Tesla V100 graphics processing unit accelerators, interconnected with dual-rail Mellanox EDR 100 Gb/s InfiniBand.
It's meant to advantage Americans by addressing new-age scientific challenges and accelerating innovation & discovery. How? - Summit's AI-enabled hardware offers a great platform for researchers to analyze huge datasets and create smart software which eventually increases the pace of innovation and discovery. For an efficient data movement, this super computer Summit processes more than 10 petabytes of memory paired with fast and high bandwidth pathways.
According to ORNL Director Jeff Nichols, 'Summit offers unparalleled opportunities for the integration of Artificial Intelligence and scientific discovery, enabling researchers to apply new techniques like machine learning and deep learning to real problems in bioenergy, human health, high-energy physics, advanced materials discovery and other areas.'