Big Picture Science – Supercomputer Showdown

by Gary Niederhoff on November 4, 2019

Big Picture Science – Supercomputer Showdown

Do you have a hard-to-answer question? The Summit, Sierra, Trinity, Frontier, and Aurora supercomputers are built to tackle it. Summit tops the petaflop heap – at least for now. But Frontier and Aurora are catching up as they take aim at a new performance benchmark called exascale.

So why do we need all this processing power? From climate modeling to personalized medicine, find out why the super-est computers are necessary to answer our biggest questions. But is the dark horse candidate, quantum computing, destined to leave classical computing in the dust?

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: What is a Supercomputer?
Part 2: What is FLOPS?
Part 3: Supercomputers and AI
Part 4: Quantum Supremacy

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