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Supercomputer Aurora has set an absolute record for data transfer speed

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May16,2024


The Aurora supercomputer, located at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, has officially achieved more than exaflop data processing. It currently ranks second in the Top500 ranking, behind only the Frontier supercomputer, which was the first to break this barrier in 2022.

Exaflops — it is a unit of measurement of the power of supercomputers. One exaflop means that a machine can perform 10 18 floating-point operations per second (a billion billion, or quintillion).

Aurora, created by a joint effort between Intel and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), showed a performance of 1.012 exaflops, using 87% of its 10,624 nodes. This computer also set an artificial intelligence record with 10.6 exaflops in the HPL-MxP test.

The Aurora system has 63,744 GPUs, more than any other system of its kind, and still is at the stage of completion of its commissioning. According to the developers, it may even surpass Frontier in the future.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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