AMD will build the world's fastest supercomputer, Frontier. It will be able to perform a quintillion operations per second!

It is already known that Frontier will have special versions of AMD Epyc processors installed - four graphics

processors connected by Infinity Fabric buses.The Slingshot interface will be able to transfer data at speeds of up to 200 Gbps per port. In total, the device area will occupy 678 square meters. m, and the energy consumption level will be 40 MW.

The cost of the project is up to $ 600 million. Frontier will be located in the American Oak Ridge Laboratory.

Frontier will likely be the first evera supercomputer that can perform exascale calculations. At the same time, in 2021, Intel intends to release the Aurora exascale supercomputer, which it also calls “the fastest in the world.”

The most powerful supercomputer today -Summit was launched by the US Department of Energy National Research Laboratory in Oak Ridge back in the summer of 2018. Its peak power exceeds 200 quadrillion operations per second—millions of times more than a conventional computer.