Oak Ridge Upgrades Data Center that will be Home to World’s First Exascale Supercomputer

Source: DataCenterDynamics.com | Sebastian Moss |

The empty data center that will house Frontier– Department of Energy

Workers start installing the world’s most powerful supercomputer

The Department of Energy has begun installing what will become the world’s most powerful supercomputer. Oak Ridge National Laboratory has finished upgrading the data center that will house Frontier, set to be the world’s first exascale system (capable of at least 10¹⁸ floating-point operations per second).

Frontier is an HPE Cray system featuring 9,000+ Cray EX nodes, each of which has one AMD Epyc CPU (third gen) and four Radeon Instinct MI200 GPUs.

It is expected to be capable of a theoretical peak performance of more than 1.5 exaflops, consuming 29MW.

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