The Department of energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory Titan supercomputer is 10 times faster than the previous fastest Energy Department computers.
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The Department of energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on 29 October debuted the Titan supercomputer, a system the a theoretical peak performance of more than 20 trillion calculations per second (or 20 Petaflops). Titan employs a family of processors known as graphical processing units (GPU), first for computer games, created and be 10 times stronger than the ORNL last leading system, Jaguar.
Titan provides unprecedented computing power for research in energy, climate change, efficient engines, materials and other disciplines, and paves the way for a wide range of achievements in science and technology. Titan Cray uses XK7 system contains a 16 core AMD Opteron 6274-processor and a NVIDIA 18.688 nodes each holding, Tesla K20 GPU accelerators. Titan has also more than 700 TB of memory. The combination of central processing units, the traditional basis of high-performance computers and newer GPUs can Titan Jaguar to occupy the same space as its predecessor while using only slightly more power. See press release, ORNL
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