The Frontier supercomputer has shown record performance

The Frontier supercomputer based on AMD EPYC processors showed a performance of 1.1 exaflops. Due to such indicators, it was called the fastest in the world.

In total, the supercomputer has 9.4 thousand 64-core AMD EPYC 7A53 processors. In addition, there are 37.6 thousand AMD Instinct MI250X accelerators. The storage capacity is about 700 petabytes. The entire Frontier covers an area of ​​372 square meters.

With a performance of 1.1 exaflops, the supercomputer topped the top 500, beating Japan’s Fugaku.

However, there are doubts that Frontier is the fastest. In 2021, two supercomputers were launched in China – Sunway Oceanlite and Tianhe-3, which showed the same result. But they are simply not included in the international ranking of Top500. Frontier is owned by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the United States.

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