1 Quintillion  and Beyond
According to exascaleproject.org, “The fastest supercomputers in the world today solve problems at the petascale; that is 1 quadrillion (1015) operations each second. While these petascale systems are quite powerful, the next milestone in computing achievement, exascale, will be transformative because of the degree of problem-solving capability it will enable—and the benefits in our everyday lives will be far-reaching.
In the most basic sense, exascale is 1,000 times faster and more powerful than petascale. Exascale computing refers to the capability to perform a billion billion (a quintillion) operations per second. The Greek prefix “exa” means 1,000 multiplied by itself 6 times. Exascale is denoted as 1018, or as 1 followed by 18 zeros.
At a quintillion operations per second, exascale computers will more realistically simulate the processes involved in scientific discovery and national security such as precision medicine, regional climate, additive manufacturing, the conversion of plants to biofuels, the relationship between energy and water use, the unseen physics in materials discovery and design, and fundamental forces of the universe, and myriad others.”
Now, imagine getting to exascale at a fraction of the cost, space, and energy consumption of systems currently being built. Instead of taking 2 or more years to build an exascale machine, imagine the project taking a day or less.
Using a chip @500+ Teraflops, we’d reach Exaflop performance by stacking 16x16x8 nodes (2048 nodes) in an area that is approximately 12.8 ft Wide x 12.8 ft Deep x 8.4 ft High. That’s the potential future achievable via the HPC Anywhere initiative at MindAptiv.
We’re excited about the benefits to mankind that are on the horizon.