NVIDIA: ExaScale Machine expected in 2017

Posted on Thursday, Oct 29 2009 @ 17:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA shares its vision of an ExaScale Machine in 2017. According to NVIDIA Chief Scientist Bill Dally a supercomputer with a computing power of two exaflops will have a TDP of 10MW. It consists of 128 cabinets that feature 384 nodes each. Each node is expected to feature 2,400 GPU cores, 16 CPUs, 128GB DRAM and 512GB Phase-change/Flash memory. The slide claims every node will deliver 40 teraflops of single-precision computing power and 13 teraflops of double-precision computing power, while consume around 300W of power.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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