Sunday, November 23, 2014

Japan can't reach exaflops by 2020 ?

But Akinori Yonezawa, deputy director at the Riken Advanced Institute for Computational Science, said, in an interview Tuesday, that the goal is to now build a 200- to 600-petaflop system by 2020, not an exascale system.
Not a merchant product, the new Sparc64 XIfx will appear only in Fujitsu supercomputers. The company has withheld the die size, power consumption, cost, package details, and production schedule, but we estimate the chip measures 500mm2, consumes 200W (typical), and will begin production in 1H15. Using the new processor, Fujitsu hopes to build a system that can execute more than 100 petaflops—three times better than today’s fastest supercomputer.  Hopefully in 2016.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Then 200 PFlops in 2018. And 600 PFlops in 2020. EXA only in 2023.

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