@HPCpodcast: Zettascale Is Coming – But What About Exascale?

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After SC21, Patrick Kennedy at Serve the Home got a scoop when he met with Raja Koduri, SVP/GM of Intel’s Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics (AXG) Group, to discuss Intel’s zettascale projections and plans, anticipating delivery by 2027. Or maybe 2028. By way of definition, a zettaflop is 1,000 exaflops, or one sextillion (1021) floating point operations per second, a thousand times more powerful than an exascale system. But is this  realistic, considering exascale hasn’t quite been made official, at least not in the U.S.? Tune in to this episode of the @HPCpodcast and let us know what you think.

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  1. Seems like we would need an Exascale computer to calculate how many people are laughing at the claim of knowing how to get to zettascale and throwing a date out there. I remember when Intel “guaranteed” exascale by 2018. How did that work out?

  2. This is an excellent podcast – on all levels.