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GPU升级使捷豹的快速计算机世界

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No, not the sports car, neither the predatory feline, but Oak Ridge National Labs Jaguar 大发–; a supercomputer of immense computing capabilities set to top the ranks of the fastest computers in the world, for the second time, after a GPU (graphical processing unit) upgrade。  Capable of simulating physical systems with heretofore unfeasible speed and accuracy -from the explosions of stars to the building blocks of matter –; the new upgraded Jaguar will be capable of reaching an incredible peak speed of 20 petaflops (20,000 trillion computations per second)。 The speedy computer will be renamed “;Titan”; after its overhaul。

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This is the second time the ORNL supercomputer will peak the top500 supercomputers of the world list, after it was surpassed by Japan’s K Computer and China’s Tianhe-1A supercomputer last year。 The title will be earned as a result of an inked deal between Cray Inc。, the manufacturer of the XT5-HE supercomputer at the heart of Jaguar, and ORNL, which will overhaul the DARPA computer with thousand of graphics processors from NVIDIA as well as chips from Advanced Micro Devices。

“;All areas of science can benefit from this substantial increase in computing power, opening the doors for new discoveries that so far have been out of reach,”; said associate lab director for computing Jeff Nichols。

“;Titan will be used for a variety of important research projects, including the development of more commercially viable biofuels, cleaner burning engines, safer nuclear energy and more efficient solar power。”;

The multi-year contract, valued at more than $97 million, will make out of Titan at least twice as fast and three times as energy efficient as today’;s fastest supercomputer, which is located in Japan。

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