Science360, an up-to-date view of breaking science from around the world, featured the video “Developing the Next Generation of Supercomputers.” The video looks at how UT professor Jack Dongarra is leading the international charge in developing the world’s next generation of supercomputers. Science360 is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
East Tennessee is now home to two of the world’s three fastest computers, according to new rankings released today. The Top500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers places UT supercomputer Kraken in third place, where it also holds the title of world’s fastest academic supercomputer, while ORNL’s Jaguar computer took first place overall.
The National Science Foundation has awarded UT Knoxville $10 million to develop a computer system that will interpret the massive amounts of data created by the current generation of high-performance computers in the agency’s national computer grid. Nautilus, a computer system that will have the capability to store vast amounts of data, will be one of the largest shared-memory computers in the world.
UT’s supercomputer, Kraken, has broken a major barrier to become the world’s first academic supercomputer to enter the petascale, performing more than 1 thousand trillion operations per second, a landmark achievement.