The U.S. is once again home to the most powerful computer in the world. The U.S. Department of Energy on June 8 showed off the new IBM-built Summit supercomputer, boasting 200 petaflops of computational power.
The Summit supercomputer has a staggering 9,216 IBM Power9 CPUs as its compute base. The CPUs are further accelerated by 27,648 NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, providing even more computation power. The interconnect is also fast with 25 gigabits per second of interconnect between nodes, powered by Mellanox’s Infiniband. The system is attached to 250 petabytes of storage ….