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Frontier Exascale Supercomputer Recognised As World’s Fastest

While the Frontier has taken up the top position as the fastest supercomputer in the world, China is close by in the matter of innovation in this area.

Frontier Exascale Supercomputer Recognised As World’s Fastest

Frontier supercomputer powered by AMD has been recognised officially as the world’s fastest supercomputer. The first exascale supercomputer ever has topped the list of Top500. Before Frontier, this place was held by Japan’s Fugaku.

Frontier’s installation is based in Tennessee, at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. With 9,408 computer nodes, Frontier’s every node houses one 64-core AMD Trento CPU consisting of 512GB of memory.

As per AMD, this supercomputer has been built to make breakthroughs and speed up discoveries. Built to address the toughest challenges of this world. Frontier will enable scientists to simulate and model at an exascale level.

The exascale level can be explained by the supercomputer’s speed to calculate at a speed of 10¹⁸ floating-point operations per second. This will means problems that are eight times more complex can be solved at a speed ten times faster.

The expectation from Frontier goes beyond the usual, being the world’s fastest supercomputer now. Frontier, theoretically speaking, can reach the peak of 2 exaflops.

Frontier can perform across various fields, helping in research areas like cancer, disease diagnosis, etc. Apart from that, it can also solve issues like drug resource discovery, renewable energy, and sustainability. 

While the Frontier has taken up the top position as the fastest supercomputer in the world, China is close by in the matter of innovation in this area. It’s said that there are two supercomputer installations in China that have broken some barriers as well, but they have not been included in the list due to political issues.

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