Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Indiana University Selects NVIDIA V100 For Nation’s Fastest University Supercomputer

Indiana University has signed up to become home to the nation’s fastest university-owned supercomputer in an effort to support its AI research. The university plans to be the first academic customer in line for a Cray Shasta supercomputer sporting the NVIDIA V100 line of Tensor Core GPUs. The Cray Shasta supercomputer, dubbed Big Red 200, is expected to be fully operational by IU’s January 20, 2020, bicentennial anniversary. Cray’s Shasta system promises to pack 5.9-petaflops, a nearly 300X performance leap from the university’s original Big Red supercomputer from 15 years ago.