Titan Supercomputer on Top in List of Fastest Supercomputers
TOP500 has rated the new Titan supercomputer by Department of Energy as the fastest computer in the world, a recent report has revealed. The reason is its unique qualities, which put the previous version Jaguar also to disgrace.
It was during the Top500 compilation of the world's fastest supercomputers' 40th edition that the system, a Cray XK7, newly installed by the U. S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory was ranked as the fastest.
It has been found that the power of the new system is 10 times more than Jaguar's. Some of the power is a result of combined usage of central processing units or CPUs and GPUs (graphic processing units). The GPUs were created initially to create for video games, more realistic graphics.
The report finds that the new system would also help in exploring new things. It is being said that research of nuclear exploration, the atmosphere and fuels might be possible with the new computer. Since, the same is equipped with a technology, which had been actually developed for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3-like gaming systems for scientific exploration.
The machine also runs 560,640 processors, like some 300,000 AMD Opteron 6200 series cores with some 261,000 Nvidia K20x accelerator cores.