Frontier has become the world’s fastest supercomputer. Earlier, Fugaku was the world’s fastest supercomputer.
- The supercomputer has been built for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
- Frontier supercomputer has been by Hewlett Packard (HP).
- Frontier supercomputer uses AMD processor.
- The supercomputer was built at a cost of US$600 million.
- It began deployment in 2021 and reached full capability in 2022.
- Frontier is also ranked number one as the world’s most energy-efficient supercomputer, on the Green500 list, which measures supercomputing energy use and efficiency, with 52.23 gigaflops performance per watt, making it 32% more energy-efficient compared to the previous number one system, according to HPE.
Comparison of Frontier and Fugaku Supercomputer
- Fugaku, installed at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan, has a Linmark benchmark score of 442 petaflops (1 exaflop is equivalent to 1,000 petaflops).
- Frontier has 8,730,112 total cores and is built on the latest HPE Cray EX235a architecture and powered with AMD EPYC 64C 2GHz processors. Fugaku, now the second-most powerful supercomputer, has 7,630,848 cores.
Frontier Supercomputer Speed
It has reached Linmark benchmark score of 1.1 exaflops, making it the world’s first supercomputer to break the exascale speed barrier. he system features 9,408 compute nodes, each with one 64-core AMD CPU paired with 512GB of DDR4 RAM and four AMD Radeon Instinct MI250X GPUs.
Usage of Frontier Supercomputer
- The Frontier supercomputer will be able to help with modelling and simulating complex scientific research, across biological, physical and chemical sciences.
- It can be used to develop AI models that are 4.5X faster and 8X larger, allowing to train more data that can increase predictability and speed time-to-discovery, according to HPE.
Frontier Supercomputer Important Questions (MCQs)
Q1) Which is the world’s fastest supercomputer (as on 02.06.2022)?
Answer – B
Q2) Frontier supercomputer has been built by which country?
Answer – A
Q3) Frontier supercomputer has been built by which company?
Answer – C