Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Summit Already Speeding Research into Addiction, Superconductors

Just weeks after its debut, Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer, is already blasting through scientific applications crucial to breakthroughs in everything from superconductors to understanding addiction. Summit, based at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in Tennessee, already runs CoMet — which helps identify genetic patterns linked to diseases — 150x faster than its predecessor, Titan. It’s running another application, QMCPACK — which handles quantum Monte Carlo simulations for discovering new materials such as next-generation superconductors — 50x faster than Titan.