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Frontier — World’s First ExaFLOPS Supercomputer

Rajaraman, V (2023) Frontier — World’s First ExaFLOPS Supercomputer. In: Resonance, 28 (4). 567 -576.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12045-023-1583-7


A race began around 2010 among many countries to build a supercomputer that would breach the ExaFLOPS (1018 floatingpoint operations per second) barrier, a formidable goal. Frontier, a supercomputer designed by a team of engineers from Cray-HPE and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, achieved this goal in May 2022. It executed the HPLinpack benchmark program at a speed of 1.102 ExaFLOPS. In this article, I trace the events leading up to the design of Frontier and its architecture. I also describe various benchmarks used to compare the speeds of high-performance computers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Resonance
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: Exascale computers; Frontier HPC architecture; GPGPUs in HPC; HPC benchmarks
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2023 09:01
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2023 09:01
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/81864

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