SUMMIT, The Worlds Fastest Computer


By: Andrew Kraden

The fastest computer ever built is THE SUMMIT, made by the US Department of Energy and IBM. With a peak performance of 200 petaflops or 200,000 trillion calculation a second it doubles the top speed of second place the TaihuLight, with only 93 petaflops. This computer costs 200 million dollars to make, and its system utilizes 4,608 compute servers containing two 22-core IBM Power9 processors and six NVIDIA Tesla V100 graphics processing unit accelerators each. To keep Summit from overheating, more than 4,000 gallons of water are filtered through the system every minute, carrying away nearly 13 megawatts of heat from the system.


This is an engineering breakthrough for science and doctoring, just think of all the possibility that this ultra supercomputer can do.