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But what makes a supercomputer smart?

Summit provides unprecedented opportunities for the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific discovery.

Here’s why:

  • GPU Brawn: Summit links more than 27,000 deep-learning optimized NVIDIA GPUs with the potential to deliver exascale-level performance (a billion billion calculations per second) for AI applications.
  • High-speed Data Movement: NVLink high-bandwidth technology built into all of Summit’s processors supplies the next-generation “information superhighways” needed to train deep learning algorithms for challenging science problems quickly.
  • Memory Where It Matters: Summit’s sizable local memory gives AI researchers a convenient launching point for data-intensive tasks, an asset that allows for faster AI training and greater algorithmic accuracy.
Jonathan Hines

Jonathan Hines is a science writer for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.