2024 Top of the Heap: A Look at the 7 Most Dominant Supercomputers Across the Globe

 2. Aurora

7 most powerful supercomputers in the world today - 2

Aurora supercomputer (Photo: Argonne National Laboratory).

Location: Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA


Performance: 0.59 exaFLOPS


Announcement of operations: June 2023


This is one of the youngest supercomputers and may one day become the most powerful supercomputer. It is the second exa-level supercomputer and is capable of reaching 2 exaFLOPS, which is twice as much as the Frontier. Synthesizing large-scale nuclear reactions is the main goal scientists are expected to focus on using Aurora.


3. Eagle


Location: Microsoft Azure — The Cloud / Distributed


Performance: 0.56 exaFLOPS


Announcement of operations: August 2023


Microsoft's Eagle supercomputer is not located in a laboratory, but it is stored in the cloud and anyone can access it through the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.


It is a network of distributed systems with enough power to become the third fastest supercomputer in the world. In theory, anyone who pays can access and use it.


4. Fugaku


7 most powerful supercomputers in the world today - 3

Fugaku supercomputer. (Photo: CC BY 4.0)

Location: Riken Computer Science Center, Kobe, Japan


Performance: 0.44 exaFLOPS


Announcement of operations: June 2020


Fugaku was the most powerful supercomputer in the world from June 2020 to June 2022. Scientists have used it to tackle a number of important studies over the years.


During the Covid-19 pandemic, it was used to confirm that masks made of non-woven fabric could block airborne droplets better than regular fabric masks. Currently Fugaku trains large Japanese AI language models following the ChatGPT framework.


5. Lumi


mi supercomputer (Photo: Fade Creative).

Location: CSC Data Center, Kajaani, Finland


Performance: 0.38 exaFLOPS


Announcement of operations: June 2021


Lumi is the most powerful supercomputer in Europe and the 5th fastest in the world. It uses 100% hydroelectric power and its excess heat is used to heat surrounding buildings.


Lumi started trial runs in June 2021 and will operate at full capacity from February 2023. It is used jointly by researchers across Europe for collaborative research and is optimized for AI-based work. It is also a "partner" of two quantum computers QAL 9000 and Helmi in Finland. This quantum-classical computing collaboration helps scientists have the best quantum computers combined with supercomputers today.


6. Leonardo


7 most powerful supercomputers in the world today - 5

Leonardo supercomputer (Photo: Cineca).

Location: CINECA Data Center, Bologna, Italy


Performance: 0.23 exaFLOPS


Announcement of operations: November 2022


Leonardo consists of 3 modules combined together and becomes Europe's second fastest machine.


CINECA Data Center where


Watch More See many hot photo albums >>>

Đăng nhận xét

Mới hơn Cũ hơn