ExaFLOP 20 supercomputers proposed for 2025
The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a request for computer hardware and software information to help in the planning, development, and commissioning of next-generation supercomputer systems.
The DOE’s request is for computing systems that will be available in 2025-2030 and are 5-10 times faster than the current ones. They should also be able to handle more complex applications, such as \”data science, AI, edge deployments in facilities, and scientific ecosystem problems in addition to traditional simulation and modelling applications.\”
Tachyum, a company based in the United States and Slovakia, has responded by proposing a system with 20 exaFLOPs. It would be built on Prodigy, the company’s flagship product. This is described as the first \”universal processor\” in history. Tachyum claims that the chip combines 128 64-bit cores operating at 5.7GHz, combining functionality from a CPU GPU and TPU in a single device. Prodigy can deliver up to four times the performance of the fastest x86 processors for cloud workloads, three times the performance of the best GPU for HPC applications and sixfold for AI.