Educational Technology

July 24, 2013

U Tennessee Prof Takes on Exascale Computing

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology

A computer science professor from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville has just earned a million dollar grant to explore the next generation of high performance computing. Jack Dongarra, who’s also affiliated with the University of Manchester and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, received the three-year grant from the United States Department of Energy to better understand the changes that will be required in the software for exascale supercomputers, as they’re called. This new generation of supercomputers will be capable of a quintillion floating point operations per second or one exaflop — equivalent to a thousand petaflops. Today’s fastest supercomputer, China’s Tianhe-2, performs at about 34 petaflops per second; Cray’s Titan supercomputer was benchmarked at 18 petaflops per second. Exascale computing is expected to be reached much later in this decade.

Share on Facebook

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress