Boosted by Artificial Intelligence, the powerful Perlmutter supercomputer will help design the largest 3D map of the visible universe ever. It will study dark energy and the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe.
here is the, one of the most powerful AI-powered supercomputers on the planet. Just unveiled by the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center and designed in partnership with AMD, and Hewlett-Packard, its mission is to develop the largest ever 3D mapping of the visible. An objective that will allow us to study the otherwise known as dark energy. It is this form of energy that explains the .
For this, the supercomputer will process the data on this energy recorded by the(Desi). Established at Mayall near Tucson, Arizona (United States). Desi aims to measure the issued by tens of millions of going back to 12 billion .
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One year of data processed in a few days
Perlmutter machinery encloses 1.535featuring both an AMD Epyc 7763 processor, featuring 64 cores and four Nvidia A100 GPUs. In total, it is a cumulative power of four exaflops that the . It has a storage capacity of 35 petabytes.
With this arsenal, Perlmutter would be able to process in a few days a full year of data collected by Desi, whereas it would take several weeks, even months, with current systems.
At the moment, the Perlmutter is only in its first phase of development. A little later this year, it will evolve with an upgrade which will add 3,072 nodes to it, each equipped with two AMD Epyc 7763 chips. In addition to the development of 3D mapping of the Universe and research on, Perlmutter will also be used for “clean” energy research.