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Department of Energy and Hewlett Packard Enterprises Unleash the Most Anticipated Polaris supercomputer

Department of Energy and Hewlett Packard Enterprises Unleash the Most Anticipated Polaris supercomputer
The Siliconreview
01 September, 2021

Polaris will allow researchers and developers to test software codes for a range of scientific projects

Department of Energy (DOE) and Hewlett Packard (HP) recently has rolled out the most anticipated Polaris, which is a tested supercomputer that is designed by HP's Apollo Gen10 Plus systems, and this brand new supercomputer is powered by NVIDIA's latest A100 Tensor Core graphics processing units and AMD's powerful second-and third-generation EPYC processors.

DOE has stated that the Polaris is expected to deliver around 44 petaflops of peak double-precision performance and high theoretical artificial intelligence performance, approximately four times faster than Argonne's current supercomputers. It will allow researchers and developers to test software codes for a range of scientific projects that expands the boundaries of physics with particle collision research.

Polaris will go into use by early 2022 and will allow the broader high-performance computing community in the spring of 2022. It will accelerate the application of AI capabilities to the growing data by providing greater than one exaFLOP of precision peak performance. The release was originally supposed to be delivered in early 2021 but has been rolled out now.