06 June 2022

US’ Frontier overtakes Japan’s Fugaku as world’s most powerful and efficient supercomputer.

The world’s first exascale supercomputer is not just the world’s most powerful by a margin – but it is also the most efficient. Frontier, developed by USA’s designated supercomputer facility, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, is the world’s first supercomputer to cross the performance margin of 1 exaflops. With this, the supercomputer has surpassed Fugaku, belonging to Japan’s Riken Centre for Computational Science, as the world’s most powerful supercomputer right now.

Frontier’s nearest competitor, Fugaku, has a performance score of 442 petaflops on the Linpack benchmark – a standard for officially ranking global, publicly disclosed supercomputers. While Fugaku was based on Arm’s core designs, USA’s Frontier is powered by AMD.

Interestingly, Frontier is also said to be the most power efficient supercomputer built till date. According to reports, Frontier has a power consumption rating of 52.2 gigaflops per watt. This score outdoes the most efficient supercomputer till date, the Preferred Networks MN-3, which offered 39.4 gigaflops per watt in power rating.

The latest list of the world’s top 500 supercomputers is set to be unveiled in Germany in the coming days, and is considered to be the ‘official’ list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk



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