With 16 petaflops and 1.6M cores, DOE supercomputer is worlds fastest
To get to 16 petaflops, Sequoia ran the Linpack benchmark for 23 hours without a single core failing, LLNL division leader Kim Cupps told Ars Friday in advance of the lists release. The system is capable of hitting more than 20 petaflopsduring the tests it ran at 81 percent efficiency.
For a machine with 1.6 million cores to run for over 23 hours six weeks after the last rack arrived on our floor is nothing short of amazing, she said.
The cluster is extremely efficient for one so large, with 7,890 kilowatts of power, compared to 12,659 kilowatts for the second-best K Computer. Its primarily cooled by water running through tiny copper pipes encircling the node cards. Each card holds 32 chips, with each chip having 16 cores.
Looks like WCG has some catching up to do --
WCG Can you BOINC it?!?