Exascale Supercomputers from 2020-2023
Aurora ought to have twice the peak efficiency of the current supercomputer record holder which is the Fugaku at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan.
After Aurora, the DOE prepares to bring online a $600- million machine named Frontier at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in TN in late 2021.
A 3rd supercomputer, El Capitan, at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in CA, two years later on.
El Capitan will have a peak performance of more than 1.5 exaflops (1.5 quintillion calculations per second) and an expected delivery in late2022 The total agreement award is valued at $600 million.
Featuring sophisticated capabilities for modeling, simulation and artificial intelligence (AI), based upon Cray’s new Shasta architecture, El Capitan is predicted to run nationwide nuclear security applications at more than 50 times the speed of LLNL’s Sequoia system. Depending on the application, El Capitan will run roughly 10 t