The Next Era of Supercomputing

News from the Exascale Era


AMD To Power ‘El Capitan’ Super Computer From HPE’s Cray

The Washington Post

NOAA to triple supercomputing capacity in bid to dramatically improve forecast accuracy

What 2 Quintillion Operations Per Second Means

To reach exascale, a supercomputer must perform at least one exaflops — or 1 quintillion (1018) calculations per second. The El Capitan system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will skip right past the one, running at a record-breaking speed of 2 exaflops —10x faster than today’s most powerful supercomputer. But how do you even begin to understand the speed, power, and impact of that many zeroes? Check out our infographic to see what the world’s fastest supercomputer will mean for science.