Exascale Computing: Pete Beckman



exascale computing is the next step in how big and how fast we can do science and so it's 10 to the 18th operations a second that's about a hundred or a thousand times faster than the computers we have now right now we solve a lot of fantastic science problems by using supercomputers we model the climate we can design better jet engines we can look at the human genome and these problems are are fantastic in order to advance mankind advance our understanding of science however at some point we run up against to the limits of our supercomputer we need it to be faster and so as we look at the next level of performance at exascale computing that's our challenge can we build and design machines that can run a thousand times faster and one of the challenges is software the software that we have today is designed in a certain way to run on a certain number of processors and as we look to future machines the number of processors the number of cores is dramatically increasing the future computers that we're looking at a Texas scale have millions and millions of cores which means as a scientist programming that is an enormous challenge Argonne National Laboratory is one of the laboratories helping to lead the exascale push for the nation with the do e we lead in a number of areas with software and storage systems and applied math and we're really focusing our expertise is focusing on those new ideas those novel new things that will allow us to sort of leapfrog the standard of slow evolution of technology and get something further out ahead three years five years out ahead and that's where our research is focused

2 Comments

  1. George Crannell said:

    Is it possible that gravity has an effect on the supercomputers.  Would we need to build the next supercomputer in space to run more efficiently.  Use the sun to power the computer.

    June 30, 2019
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  2. Nicolaj said:

    But, can it run crysis?

    June 30, 2019
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