This is the most powerful supercomputer
It has just been proclaimed that it is the most powerful new supercomputer in the world , called Summit, it is from the United States and it has surpassed all its Chinese rivals that dominated the market for years.
IBM and Nvidia have created what is now the most powerful supercomputer in the world, and is currently operating in the United States. Although we are faced with machines that will never reach our house or we can use, they are protagonists of some of the technological and scientific advances that have taken place during the last decades.
So Summit is the new supercomputer of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory replacing the Titan, the supercomputer that was in the fifth position in the last ranking. And is that Summit is a supercomputer that has cost to make it about 200 million dollars, with what you will imagine is more than powerful. However to operate it needs 15 MW, although its creators estimate that it consumes 30% less energy than any other that could exist with these same characteristics.
Among the features of the Summit supercomputer are some 9,200 Power9 processors of 44 cores each from IBM itself. It also has 27,600 Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs with 250 petabytes of storage.
To give you an idea of the power of this supercomputer, has a performance of 200 petaflops can reach 200,000 billion operations per second . It is more than twice as powerful as the one that was previously the most powerful supercomputer in the world, the Sunway TaihuLight of China.