The US pioneered work in supercomputers decades ago, but the most powerful systems have resided in China for several years. That’s changing today with the unveiling of Summit, a new supercomputer from IBM and the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). It’s an order of magnitude more powerful than current US supercomputers and fast enough to beat every other system in the world with a theoretical peak performance of 200 petaflops per second. More than that, it has the hardware to support machine learning and artificial intelligence processing on a previously unheard of scale.
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