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Researchers begin exascale application development on the Summit supercomputer

On May 7, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Frontier exascale supercomputer is slated for delivery in 2021 at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). While researchers who use high-performance computing to advance the toughest problems in modern science can look forward to Frontier’s arrival, many will begin their journey to exascale with Summit—ORNL’s 200-petaflop system and the world’s fastest supercomputer.

“With Summit, we made a big step forward by introducing a converged architecture in which modeling and simulation, data analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) can coexist in a much richer way than previous machines,” said Jack Wells, director of science at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), the DOE Office of Science User Facility that manages Summit at ORNL. “Frontier will continue this trend.”

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