The World’s Fastest Supercomputer Breaks an AI Record

Oak Ridge National Lab and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in partnership with Google, IBM and Nvidia recently broke an AI record for scale. This was the first time in five years that a US team has knocked China off the top of the list via “Summit”, a supercomputer with over 27,000 GPUs used to train deep-learning algorithms at a new level of scale. The system was capable of crunching a billion billion operations per second, known in supercomputing circles as an exaflop. The learnings of this project will be used to improve the optimization of silicon and libraries such as TensorFlow.

via WIREDOak Ridge AI Computer

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