Titan will be the first major Supercomputing system to utilize a hybrid architecture, or one that utilizes both conventional 16-core AMD Opteron CPUs and NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPU Accelerators. Titan will be the first major Super-Computing system to utilize a hybrid architecture, that can be used in Science Technology, Complex chemistry, Climate, Astrophysics, Laser fusion, Atmospheric Dynamics, Nuclear Energy, Medical Technology and much more.
Because they handle hundreds (100) of calculations simultaneously, GPUs can go through many more than CPUs in a given time. Yet they draw only modestly more electricity. By relying on its 299,008 CPUcores to guide simulations and allowing its Tesla K20GPUs, which are based on NVIDIA’s next-generationKepler architecture to do the heavy lifting, Titan will be approximate ten times more powerful than its predecessor, Jaguar, while occupying the same space and drawing essentially the same level of power.
When complete, Titan will have a theoretical peak performance of more than 20 Petaflops, or more than 20,000 trillion calculations per second. This will enable researchers across the scientific arena, from materials to climate change to astrophysics, to acquire unparalleled accuracy in their simulations and achieve research breakthroughs more rapidly than ever before.ly ten times more powerful than its predecessor, Jaguar, while occupying the same space and drawing essentially the same level of power.
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