Courtesy of International Innovation, Issue 146, Inside & Out, Page: 98/99
Extreme Computing: Enabling Exascale
In the land of computing, speed is king. Current speedy computers enable their users to achieve data-heavy tasks unimaginable even 10 years ago. The computing performance of electronic devices is measured by FLoating-point Operations Per Second (FLOPS). The next milestone in computing’s evolution is exascale computing systems capable of performing more than one exaFLOP, or 1018 FLOPS. This would represent a monumental achievement for computer science, as such supercomputers would have processing power tantamount to the human brain. Computing at this level would enable the simulation of several phenomena, including climate, space weather and brain networks. The DEEP project aims to make this future a reality by developing a novel, exascale-enabling, supercomputing platform.
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