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Supercomputer on Steroids

Summit - At the Top Fast, Smart and Peerless It's the world's fastest and smartest supercomputer.  Summit at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. And this machine with AI is a humbling experience.  It can calculate in 1 second what it would take us humans 6 billion years to do.  Summit gives the US leadership over previously top ranked China in the supercomputer neural network race.  By comparison, Summit can make 200 quadrillion - that's 200 with 15 zeros - calculations per second.  China's Sunway TaihuLight, which was the world's fastest supercomputer, can do 93,000 calculations per second.  There's no comparison! Very Different Computer Architecture Summit is an IBM AC922 that composed of 4608 computer servers, all comprising processors which are the brains of the computer.  But what's breakthrough is the computer is using the new Tensor Core in its graphics cards.  That enables warp speed, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning. A