The FPS Review
- May 6, 2019
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One of the USDOD’s top computing providers is due for a massive upgrade in computational performance.
The Navy Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC) has announced that it is getting a multi-million dollar Cray Shasta supercomputer capable of a healthy 12.8 petaFLOPS. That’s 12.8 quadrillion floating point operations per second.
Making that possible is “290,304 AMD EPYC (Rome) processor cores and 112 NVIDIA Volta V100 General-Purpose Graphics Processing Units (GPGPUs), interconnected by a 200 gigabit per second Cray Slingshot network.” It also features “590 total terabytes (TB) of memory and 14 petabytes (PB) of usable storage, including 1 PB of NVMe-based solid state storage.”
What this means is that the machine can run Crysis, but the Navy will be flexing its power for more important...
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