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EIGHTEEN ZEROS

EIGHTEEN ZEROS

arlier this year, the US Department of Energy and DOE laboratories announced their plans to build the nation’s first three exascale supercomputing systems, the first of which is expected to roll out in 2021. All three exascale systems will be built in partnership with global supercomputing leader Cray, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

An exascale supercomputer will be a massive leap forward in high-performance computing and usher in a new era of possibilities for computer modeling, simulation and artificial intelligence. With the ability to run a quintillion calculations per second – that’s a one with eighteen zeros after it – the implications of an exascale computer would touch nearly every facet of our lives.

October 18 (10^18) will mark the first annual “Exascale Day,” where the world will celebrate scientists and researchers who make breakthrough discoveries with the help of some the fastest supercomputers in the world. Tune into the official Exascale Day webcast to learn how the Exascale Era will change the face of computational science. The panelists will be from the US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing project, three DOE laboratories, and Cray.