Frontier on AMD processors topped the global super computing rankings

The leader in the global ranking of supercomputers has changed. From now on, it will be considered as the most powerful computer frontier on the planet. This super computer is based on AMD chips. In terms of computing power, Frontier has more than doubled its nearest competitor. It became the first supercomputer in the history of human civilization with more than 1 exaflop performance.


The Frontier Supercomputer has 9,408 third-generation AMD Epyc 64C microchips. Each such chip has 64 computing cores. 37,632 AMD Instinct MI250x adapters are responsible for supercomputer graphics. The frontier has 9,406 nodes located in 64 cabinets. Its RAM is 9.2 PB. The total length of the cable exceeds 144 km.

Frontier Super Computer

Frontier’s average processing capacity is 1.1 exaflops. On top of that, the supercomputer is capable of delivering 1.68 xflop. Earlier, the first place in the ranking was occupied by the Japanese super computer Fugaku. Its computing capacity is 442 petaflops. The performance of the TOP-3 closing LUMI computer is 151.9 petaflops.

In one minute, four pumps pump more than 22,000 liters of water through the Frontier cooling system. Each of them has a capacity of 350 liters. With. The Olympic-standard pool pump frontier can be filled in half an hour.

The last time an AMD chip-based supercomputer topped the rankings was 10 years ago. It is a Titan computer with a 16-core Optron processor and an NVIDIA K20X graphics adapter.

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