Introducing Summit and Sierra

The U.S. Department of Energy today unveiled plans to build two GPU-accelerated supercomputers — expected to deliver at least three-times greater performance than today’s most powerful system — which will move the world closer to the long-held goal of exascale computing.

On NVIDIA’s Parallel ForAll blog, Mark Harris explains how NVIDIA’s NVLink technology will enable faster, easier multi-GPU computing on these systems.

The video below describes some of the ways the new systems will be used in scientific discovery.

Lots of details in the NVIDIA White Paper on Coral

Everyone at NVIDIA is super-excited to have our accelerated computing Tesla GPU platform used in these systems. Come by the NVIDIA booth at SC14 to learn more about the technology in these systems and how they will help empower a new generation of scientific discovery.

Additional articles on the new systems from:


insideHPC SlideCast


About Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton – Vice President, Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NVIDIA. At NVIDIA, the Visual Computing Company, Marc leads the worldwide Solutions Architecture and Engineering team, responsible for working with NVIDIA’s customers and partners to deliver the world’s best end to end solutions for professional visualization and design, high performance computing, and big data analytics. Prior to NVIDIA, Marc worked in the Hyperscale Business Unit within HP’s Enterprise Group where he led the HPC team for the Americas region. Marc spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems in HPC and other sales and marketing executive management roles. Marc also worked at TRW developing HPC applications for the US aerospace and defense industry. He has published a number of technical articles and is the author of the book, “Software Development, Building Reliable Systems”. Marc holds a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from UCLA, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from USC, and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Management program.
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