Perlmutter, Said To Be The World's Fastest AI Supercomputer, Comes Online
siliconANGLE, May 27th, 2021
June 6, 2021,
Volume 279, Issue 1
One of the world's fastest supercomputers designed specifically to handle artificial intelligence workloads came online today at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center based at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California
Mike Wheatley reports in
"The Perlmutter system, according to Nvidia Corp., whose graphics chips it uses in large numbers, is the 'fastest on the planet' when it comes to handling the 16- and 32-bit mixed-phase precision math that's used by AI applications. It will be tasked with tackling some of the most difficult science challenges in astrophysics and climate science, such as creating a 3D map of the universe and probing subatomic interactions for green energy sources, Nvidia said.
The system is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.-built Cray supercomputer that boasts some serious processing power. It's powered by a whopping 6,159 Nvidia A100 Tensor Core graphics processing units, which are the most advanced graphics processing units Nvidia has built..."
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