Aurora will be the fastest Supercomputer in U.S. history, performing 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 operations per second.
Aurora will be the first so-called exascale computer in the U.S., meaning it will perform a quintillion calculations per second (that’s 1 exaFLOP – Floating Point Operations Per second).
Targeted for 2021 Delivery, The Argonne National Laboratory Supercomputer will Enable High-Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence at Exascale
Intel Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy will deliver the first supercomputer with a performance of one exaFLOP in the United States.
The system being developed at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, named “Aurora,” will be used to dramatically advance scientific research and discovery. The Aurora supercomputer will be delivered to Argonne National Laboratory by Intel and sub-contractor Cray Inc. in 2021.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, said:
“Achieving exascale is imperative, not only to better the scientific community, but also to better the lives of everyday Americans. Aurora and the next generation of exascale supercomputers will apply HPC and AI technologies to areas such as cancer research, climate modeling and veterans’ health treatments. The innovative advancements that will be made with exascale will have an incredibly significant impact on our society.”
Image credit Argonne National Laboratory