$325 Million Set Aside for IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox to Produce 2 Supercomputers

November 16, 2014 11:42 AM

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$325 Million Set Aside for IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox to Produce 2 Supercomputers

The Department of Energy in the United States has committed itself to working with IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox in order to develop the fastest supercomputers in the world by 2017. A record $325 million will be awarded to the companies to fund the project.

The two supercomputers, named Sierra and Summit will be GPU-accelerated. They will be driven by IBM’s OpenPower chips, and Volta – NVIDIA’s latest graphics chip. Mellanox will supply the high speed networking. The components will be assembled together to produce the fastest supercomputers in the wor...

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